27 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 Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side will be dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

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

Today’s Last Quarter Phase

The Last Quarter on December 27 has an illumination of 46%. 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 27 the Moon is 22.55 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: Last Quarter
Illumination: 46%
Moon Age: 22.55 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 375,131.19 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,113,615.84 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:05 Capricorn 41
Moon:07 Libra 33
Mercury:21 Capricorn 08
Venus:25 Capricorn 14 Rx
Mars:09 Sagittarius 44
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 38
Saturn:11 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 02 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 36
Pluto:25 Capricorn 47
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 09
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 47 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):17 Gemini 56
Chiron:08 Aries 28
Ceres:29 Taurus 10 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 19
Juno:15 Capricorn 33
Vesta:21 Sagittarius 58
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:06 Capricorn 17
Moon:15 Libra 26
Mercury:22 Capricorn 01
Venus:25 Capricorn 02 Rx
Mars:10 Sagittarius 09
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 45
Saturn:11 Aquarius 27
Uranus:11 Taurus 01 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 36
Pluto:25 Capricorn 48
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 10
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 45 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 00
Chiron:08 Aries 28
Ceres:29 Taurus 05 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 27
Juno:15 Capricorn 46
Vesta:22 Sagittarius 17
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx