28 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 Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on December 28 has an illumination of 35%. 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 28 the Moon is 23.59 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 Crescent
Illumination: 35%
Moon Age: 23.59 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,965.10 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,109,039.38 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:06 Capricorn 42
Moon:21 Libra 09
Mercury:22 Capricorn 39
Venus:24 Capricorn 53 Rx
Mars:10 Sagittarius 26
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 49
Saturn:11 Aquarius 30
Uranus:11 Taurus 01 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 36
Pluto:25 Capricorn 49
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 10
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 44 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 03
Chiron:08 Aries 28
Ceres:29 Taurus 02 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 33
Juno:15 Capricorn 56
Vesta:22 Sagittarius 31
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

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

Sun:07 Capricorn 18
Moon:29 Libra 16
Mercury:23 Capricorn 32
Venus:24 Capricorn 40 Rx
Mars:10 Sagittarius 51
Jupiter:29 Aquarius 56
Saturn:11 Aquarius 34
Uranus:11 Taurus 00 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 37
Pluto:25 Capricorn 50
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 11
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 42 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 07

Chiron:08 Aries 28

Ceres:28 Taurus 58 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 41
Juno:16 Capricorn 09
Vesta:22 Sagittarius 49
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx