October 21 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the October 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on October 21 has an illumination of 99%. 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 21 the Moon is 15.56 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: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 99%
Moon Age: 15.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 401,916.47 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,882,031.18 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

21 October 2021
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Libra 23
Moon:09 Taurus 07
Mercury:10 Libra 54
Venus:15 Sagittarius 07
Mars:23 Libra 59
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 21
Saturn:06 Aquarius 58
Uranus:13 Taurus 22 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 51 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 22
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 57 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 19 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):10 Gemini 33
Chiron:09 Aries 52 Rx
Ceres:11 Gemini 38 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 03 Rx
Juno:22 Sagittarius 11
Vesta:16 Scorpio 05
Eris:24 Aries 12 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:3
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Denver, Colorado, USA

October 21, 2021
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM MT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Libra 43
Moon:13 Taurus 08
Mercury:11 Libra 05
Venus:15 Sagittarius 28
Mars:24 Libra 12
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 21
Saturn:06 Aquarius 59
Uranus:13 Taurus 21 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 51 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 22
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 56 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 18 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):10 Gemini 35

Chiron:09 Aries 51 Rx

Ceres:11 Gemini 36 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 01 Rx
Juno:22 Sagittarius 17
Vesta:16 Scorpio 16
Eris:24 Aries 11 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:3
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8