28 November Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern 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 Third Quarter 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 November 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on November 28 has an illumination of 40%. 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 November 28 the Moon is 23.12 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

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 40%
Moon Age: 23.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,768.85 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,563,356.22 km

Useful Moon Resources

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For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

27 November 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Sagittarius 13
Moon:14 Virgo 59
Mercury:05 Sagittarius 41
Venus:18 Capricorn 46
Mars:19 Scorpio 29
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 02
Saturn:08 Aquarius 45
Uranus:11 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 58
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 42
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 19 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):14 Gemini 43
Chiron:08 Aries 39 Rx
Ceres:04 Gemini 51 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 12
Juno:04 Capricorn 42
Vesta:06 Sagittarius 18
Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

28 November 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:06 Sagittarius 48
Moon:22 Virgo 44
Mercury:06 Sagittarius 36
Venus:19 Capricorn 09
Mars:19 Scorpio 53
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 06
Saturn:08 Aquarius 48
Uranus:11 Taurus 50 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 59
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 42
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 17 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):14 Gemini 47

Chiron:08 Aries 38 Rx

Ceres:04 Gemini 43 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 16
Juno:04 Capricorn 55
Vesta:06 Sagittarius 37
Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:5
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10