6 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on December 6 has an illumination of 7%. 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 6 the Moon is 2.53 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 7%
Moon Age: 2.53 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,714.70 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,380,870.57 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

6 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Sagittarius 20
Moon:11 Capricorn 38
Mercury:18 Sagittarius 14
Venus:23 Capricorn 15
Mars:25 Scorpio 01
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 07
Saturn:09 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 35 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:25 Capricorn 10

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 42 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 54 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):15 Gemini 36
Chiron:08 Aries 31 Rx
Ceres:03 Gemini 00 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 15
Juno:07 Capricorn 37
Vesta:10 Sagittarius 38
Eris:23 Aries 48 Rx

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

 

Southwestern Hemisphere All Tomorrow

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

6 December 2021
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:14 Sagittarius 55
Moon:20 Capricorn 19
Mercury:19 Sagittarius 09
Venus:23 Capricorn 31
Mars:25 Scorpio 25
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 12
Saturn:09 Aquarius 27
Uranus:11 Taurus 34 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:25 Capricorn 11
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 52 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):15 Gemini 40

Chiron:08 Aries 31 Rx

Ceres:02 Gemini 52 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 20
Juno:07 Capricorn 50
Vesta:10 Sagittarius 57
Eris:23 Aries 48 Rx

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