9 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern 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 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 9 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 December 9 the Moon is 5.8 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: 33%
Moon Age: 5.80 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,795.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,323,356.20 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:17 Sagittarius 22
Moon:24 Aquarius 56
Mercury:22 Sagittarius 57
Venus:24 Capricorn 30
Mars:27 Scorpio 06
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 34
Saturn:09 Aquarius 39
Uranus:11 Taurus 29 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:25 Capricorn 15
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 37 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 44 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):15 Gemini 56

Chiron:08 Aries 29 Rx

Ceres:02 Gemini 20 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 43
Juno:08 Capricorn 44
Vesta:12 Sagittarius 15
Eris:23 Aries 47 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:7
Water:3
Cardinal:5
Fixed:5
Mutable:9
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

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

Sun:17 Sagittarius 58
Moon:02 Pisces 53
Mercury:23 Sagittarius 52
Venus:24 Capricorn 43
Mars:27 Scorpio 30
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 39
Saturn:09 Aquarius 42
Uranus:11 Taurus 28 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:25 Capricorn 16
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 37 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 42 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 00
Chiron:08 Aries 29 Rx
Ceres:02 Gemini 13 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 49
Juno:08 Capricorn 57
Vesta:12 Sagittarius 34
Eris:23 Aries 47 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10