16 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Gibbous phase.  This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

Visit the January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on January 16 has an illumination of 98%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On January 16 the Moon is 13.41 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 98%
Moon Age: 13.41 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,128.85 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,167,026.08 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

16 January 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Capricorn 40
Moon:13 Cancer 50
Mercury:09 Aquarius 48 Rx
Venus:14 Capricorn 16 Rx
Mars:24 Sagittarius 26
Jupiter:03 Pisces 49
Saturn:13 Aquarius 41
Uranus:10 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 00
Pluto:26 Capricorn 27
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 20 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 42 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):20 Gemini 13
Chiron:08 Aries 48
Ceres:27 Taurus 59
Pallas:20 Pisces 46
Juno:23 Capricorn 36
Vesta:02 Capricorn 59
Eris:23 Aries 41
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

16 January 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Capricorn 27
Moon:11 Cancer 20
Mercury:09 Aquarius 54 Rx
Venus:14 Capricorn 22 Rx
Mars:24 Sagittarius 17
Jupiter:03 Pisces 46
Saturn:13 Aquarius 40
Uranus:10 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 00
Pluto:26 Capricorn 27
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 42 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):20 Gemini 12
Chiron:08 Aries 47
Ceres:27 Taurus 59
Pallas:20 Pisces 43
Juno:23 Capricorn 31
Vesta:02 Capricorn 53
Eris:23 Aries 41
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

16 January 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Capricorn 04
Moon:06 Cancer 51
Mercury:10 Aquarius 02 Rx
Venus:14 Capricorn 34 Rx
Mars:24 Sagittarius 01
Jupiter:03 Pisces 41
Saturn:13 Aquarius 37
Uranus:10 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 59
Pluto:26 Capricorn 26
True Lunar Node:00 Gemini 25 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 43 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):20 Gemini 09
Chiron:08 Aries 47
Ceres:27 Taurus 58
Pallas:20 Pisces 36
Juno:23 Capricorn 22
Vesta:02 Capricorn 41
Eris:23 Aries 41
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:4
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6