29 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 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

Useful Moon Resources

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Currentplanetarypositions.com

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For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:07 Capricorn 44
Moon:05 Scorpio 08
Mercury:24 Capricorn 10
Venus:24 Capricorn 31 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 09
Jupiter:00 Pisces 01
Saturn:11 Aquarius 36
Uranus:11 Taurus 00 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 37
Pluto:25 Capricorn 51

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 12

Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 09
Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 55 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 47
Juno:16 Capricorn 19
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 03

Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7
 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:08 Capricorn 19
Moon:13 Scorpio 29
Mercury:25 Capricorn 02
Venus:24 Capricorn 16 Rx
Mars:11 Sagittarius 34
Jupiter:00 Pisces 08
Saturn:11 Aquarius 40
Uranus:10 Taurus 59 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 38
Pluto:25 Capricorn 52

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 39 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 13
Chiron:08 Aries 29
Ceres:28 Taurus 51 Rx
Pallas:15 Pisces 56
Juno:16 Capricorn 33
Vesta:23 Sagittarius 22
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:4
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

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