October 30 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern 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 Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on October 30 has an illumination of 33%. 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 30 the Moon is 23.74 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 Crescent
Illumination: 33%
Moon Age: 23.74 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 388,477.06 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,518,980.78 km

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Northeastern Hemisphere

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

30 October 2021
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 24
Moon:28 Leo 17
Mercury:20 Libra 24
Venus:24 Sagittarius 20
Mars:00 Scorpio 01
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 35
Saturn:07 Aquarius 12
Uranus:13 Taurus 00 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 27
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 59 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:02 Gemini 50 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):11 Gemini 33
Chiron:09 Aries 30 Rx
Ceres:10 Gemini 38 Rx
Pallas:09 Pisces 18 Rx
Juno:24 Sagittarius 58
Vesta:20 Scorpio 54
Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx


Northwestern Hemisphere

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

October 30, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM MT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Scorpio 44
Moon:02 Virgo 39
Mercury:20 Libra 53
Venus:24 Sagittarius 40
Mars:00 Scorpio 15
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 36
Saturn:07 Aquarius 13
Uranus:13 Taurus 00 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 41 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 28

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 58 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:02 Gemini 49 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):11 Gemini 35

Chiron:09 Aries 29 Rx

Ceres:10 Gemini 35 Rx
Pallas:09 Pisces 17 Rx
Juno:25 Sagittarius 05
Vesta:21 Scorpio 04
Eris:24 Aries 06 Rx