25 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.

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 25 has an illumination of 67%. 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 25 the Moon is 20.56 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: 67%
Moon Age: 20.56 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,544.31 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,125,047.69 km

Useful Moon Resources

 

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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

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

Sun:03 Capricorn 39
Moon:11 Virgo 23
Mercury:18 Capricorn 03
Venus:25 Capricorn 47 Rx
Mars:08 Sagittarius 19
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 16
Saturn:11 Aquarius 11
Uranus:11 Taurus 04 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 34
Pluto:25 Capricorn 43
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 53 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 43

Chiron:08 Aries 27

Ceres:29 Taurus 26 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 51
Juno:14 Capricorn 47
Vesta:20 Sagittarius 54
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:9
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:04 Capricorn 15
Moon:18 Virgo 53
Mercury:18 Capricorn 57
Venus:25 Capricorn 39 Rx
Mars:08 Sagittarius 44
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 22
Saturn:11 Aquarius 15
Uranus:11 Taurus 04 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 34
Pluto:25 Capricorn 44
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 51 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 47
Chiron:08 Aries 27
Ceres:29 Taurus 21 Rx
Pallas:14 Pisces 59
Juno:15 Capricorn 00
Vesta:21 Sagittarius 13
Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:9
Air:4
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

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