17 October Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

 

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From Moongiant.com

Today the Moon will be in 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 October 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 17 has an illumination of 90%. 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 October 17 the Moon is 11.8 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: 90%
Moon Age: 11.80 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,575.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 149,049,193.21 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

17 October 2021
05:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Libra 03
Moon:14 Pisces 30
Mercury:10 Libra 19 Rx
Venus:10 Sagittarius 31
Mars:21 Libra 04
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 20 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 55
Uranus:13 Taurus 32 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 57 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 20
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 21 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 33 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):10 Gemini 04

Chiron:10 Aries 03 Rx

Ceres:11 Gemini 55 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 36 Rx
Juno:20 Sagittarius 54
Vesta:13 Scorpio 46
Eris:24 Aries 14 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

 

 Southwestern Hemisphere

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

17 October 2021
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:24 Libra 37
Moon:22 Pisces 00
Mercury:10 Libra 12 Rx
Venus:11 Sagittarius 08
Mars:21 Libra 27
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 20 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 55
Uranus:13 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 56 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 21

True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 18 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):10 Gemini 08
Chiron:10 Aries 01 Rx
Ceres:11 Gemini 53 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 31 Rx
Juno:21 Sagittarius 04
Vesta:14 Scorpio 05
Eris:24 Aries 14 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9