21 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 Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on December 21 has an illumination of 95%. 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 21 the Moon is 16.84 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 Gibbous
Illumination: 95%
Moon Age: 16.84 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 400,784.30 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,156,969.76 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 

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

Sun:29 Sagittarius 35
Moon:22 Cancer 01
Mercury:11 Capricorn 48
Venus:26 Capricorn 25 Rx
Mars:05 Sagittarius 30
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 33
Saturn:10 Aquarius 47
Uranus:11 Taurus 10 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 31
Pluto:25 Capricorn 36
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 06 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 16
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:00 Gemini 02 Rx
Pallas:13 Pisces 59
Juno:13 Capricorn 15
Vesta:18 Sagittarius 44
Eris:23 Aries 44 Rx

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:00 Capricorn 10
Moon:29 Cancer 03
Mercury:12 Capricorn 43
Venus:26 Capricorn 22 Rx
Mars:05 Sagittarius 54
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 39
Saturn:10 Aquarius 51
Uranus:11 Taurus 09 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 31
Pluto:25 Capricorn 37
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 28 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 04 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 20
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 56 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 06
Juno:13 Capricorn 28
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 03
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx

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