23 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 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 23 has an illumination of 84%. 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 23 the Moon is 18.67 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: 84%
Moon Age: 18.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 393,665.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,139,505.29 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:01 Capricorn 37
Moon:16 Leo 20
Mercury:14 Capricorn 56
Venus:26 Capricorn 11 Rx
Mars:06 Sagittarius 54
Jupiter:28 Aquarius 54
Saturn:10 Aquarius 59
Uranus:11 Taurus 07 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 32
Pluto:25 Capricorn 40
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 20 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 00 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 29
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 43 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 25
Juno:14 Capricorn 01
Vesta:19 Sagittarius 49
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:02 Capricorn 12
Moon:23 Leo 33
Mercury:15 Capricorn 51
Venus:26 Capricorn 05 Rx
Mars:07 Sagittarius 19
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 00
Saturn:11 Aquarius 03
Uranus:11 Taurus 06 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 33
Pluto:25 Capricorn 41
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 17 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 58 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 33
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 38 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 32
Juno:14 Capricorn 14
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 08
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx