November 29 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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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 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 29 has an illumination of 30%. 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 29 the Moon is 24.13 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: 30%
Moon Age: 24.13 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,969.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,538,312.98 km

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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

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

Sun:07 Sagittarius 13
Moon:28 Virgo 21
Mercury:07 Sagittarius 15
Venus:19 Capricorn 25
Mars:20 Scorpio 10
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 09
Saturn:08 Aquarius 50
Uranus:11 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 00
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 42
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 16 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):14 Gemini 50

Chiron:08 Aries 38 Rx

Ceres:04 Gemini 37 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 19
Juno:05 Capricorn 04
Vesta:06 Sagittarius 50

Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:07 Sagittarius 49
Moon:06 Libra 21
Mercury:08 Sagittarius 10
Venus:19 Capricorn 47
Mars:20 Scorpio 34
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 14
Saturn:08 Aquarius 53
Uranus:11 Taurus 48 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24 Rx
Pluto:25 Capricorn 00
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 42
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 14 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):14 Gemini 54
Chiron:08 Aries 37 Rx
Ceres:04 Gemini 29 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 23
Juno:05 Capricorn 17
Vesta:07 Sagittarius 09
Eris:23 Aries 51 Rx