31 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.

Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on December 31 has an illumination of 8%. 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 31 the Moon is 26.91 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: 8%
Moon Age: 26.91 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,570.79 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,099,885.12 km

Useful Moon Resources

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link 

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link 

For Your Local Time and Date

Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:09 Capricorn 46
Moon:04 Sagittarius 15
Mercury:27 Capricorn 06
Venus:23 Capricorn 39 Rx
Mars:12 Sagittarius 34
Jupiter:00 Pisces 24
Saturn:11 Aquarius 49
Uranus:10 Taurus 58 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 39
Pluto:25 Capricorn 55

True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 34 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 23
Chiron:08 Aries 30
Ceres:28 Taurus 42 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 16
Juno:17 Capricorn 06
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 07
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8
Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:10 Capricorn 22
Moon:12 Sagittarius 59
Mercury:27 Capricorn 57
Venus:23 Capricorn 23 Rx
Mars:12 Sagittarius 59
Jupiter:00 Pisces 31
Saturn:11 Aquarius 53
Uranus:10 Taurus 57 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 40
Pluto:25 Capricorn 56
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 13 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:29 Taurus 32 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):18 Gemini 27
Chiron:08 Aries 30
Ceres:28 Taurus 39 Rx
Pallas:16 Pisces 25
Juno:17 Capricorn 19
Vesta:24 Sagittarius 26
Eris:23 Aries 42 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

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