December 1 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 December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on December 1 has an illumination of 11%. 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 December 1 the Moon is 26.28 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: 11%
Moon Age: 26.28 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 368,715.33 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,490,102.35 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

1 December 2021
04:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:09 Sagittarius 40
Moon:02 Scorpio 29
Mercury:11 Sagittarius 03
Venus:20 Capricorn 52
Mars:21 Scorpio 50
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 28
Saturn:09 Aquarius 01
Uranus:11 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24
Pluto:25 Capricorn 03
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 44
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 08 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):15 Gemini 06
Chiron:08 Aries 35 Rx
Ceres:04 Gemini 03 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 36
Juno:05 Capricorn 56
Vesta:08 Sagittarius 09
Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:5
Mutable:9

 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

December 01, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:09 Sagittarius 58
Moon:06 Scorpio 46
Mercury:11 Sagittarius 31
Venus:21 Capricorn 02
Mars:22 Scorpio 02
Jupiter:25 Aquarius 31
Saturn:09 Aquarius 03
Uranus:11 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 24
Pluto:25 Capricorn 04
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 44
Mean Lunar Node:01 Gemini 07 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):15 Gemini 08
Chiron:08 Aries 35 Rx
Ceres:03 Gemini 59 Rx
Pallas:10 Pisces 39
Juno:06 Capricorn 03
Vesta:08 Sagittarius 18
Eris:23 Aries 50 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:5
Mutable:9