10 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 10 has an illumination of 44%. 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 10 the Moon is 6.81 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: 44%
Moon Age: 6.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,570.88 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,305,560.68 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:18 Sagittarius 23
Moon:08 Pisces 29
Mercury:24 Sagittarius 31
Venus:24 Capricorn 52
Mars:27 Scorpio 48
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 43
Saturn:09 Aquarius 45
Uranus:11 Taurus 27 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 25
Pluto:25 Capricorn 17
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 36 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 03
Chiron:08 Aries 29 Rx
Ceres:02 Gemini 07 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 53
Juno:09 Capricorn 06
Vesta:12 Sagittarius 48
Eris:23 Aries 47 Rx

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:18 Sagittarius 59
Moon:16 Pisces 11
Mercury:25 Sagittarius 26
Venus:25 Capricorn 03
Mars:28 Scorpio 12
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 48
Saturn:09 Aquarius 48
Uranus:11 Taurus 26 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 26
Pluto:25 Capricorn 18
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 36 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 39 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 07

Chiron:08 Aries 28 Rx

Ceres:02 Gemini 00 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 59
Juno:09 Capricorn 19
Vesta:13 Sagittarius 06
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx