December 21 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 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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Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

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

Sun:00 Capricorn 00
Moon:27 Cancer 02
Mercury:12 Capricorn 27
Venus:26 Capricorn 23 Rx
Mars:05 Sagittarius 47
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 37
Saturn:10 Aquarius 50
Uranus:11 Taurus 09 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 31
Pluto:25 Capricorn 37
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 29 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 05 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 19
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 58 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 04
Juno:13 Capricorn 24
Vesta:18 Sagittarius 58
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:4
Mutable:7

Northwestern Hemisphere

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

December 21, 2021
11:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Capricorn 18
Moon:00 Leo 34
Mercury:12 Capricorn 55
Venus:26 Capricorn 22 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 00
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 40
Saturn:10 Aquarius 51
Uranus:11 Taurus 09 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 31
Pluto:25 Capricorn 37
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 27 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 04 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 21
Chiron:08 Aries 26
Ceres:29 Taurus 55 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 08
Juno:13 Capricorn 31
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 07
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7