The Harvest Moon and Hunter’s Moon

From MoonGiant.com

October’s full moon is commonly called the Hunter’s Moon, harkening back to European and Native American traditions where hunters would use the light of the full moon to track down their prey and stock up for the coming winter. Contrary to popular belief, the Hunter’s Moon isn’t actually bigger or brighter than usual. It simply rises earlier, soon after sunset, which would give hunters plenty of bright moonlight to hunt by during the early evenings. To Neo Pagans, however, the Hunter’s Moon is known by a far more morbid name – the Blood Moon.

Humans through the ages have always found autumn’s full moons to be creepy, and not without good reason. There’s a reason why English folks in the Middle Ages called October’s full moon the Blood Moon, and it’s the exact same reason why even Halloween imagery today often features a large, low-hanging moon with an eerie reddish glow. The Hunter’s Moon rises early in the evening, which means that you are more likely to see it near the horizon. When you observe the moon while it’s near the horizon, it gives off the illusion of being bigger while it’s in fact the same size. In addition, observing the moon at the horizon makes it look redder. This is because you’re seeing it through a thicker atmosphere, which scatters more blue light and lets more red light pass through to reach your eyes.

Scientific explanations aside, the Hunter’s Moon or Blood Moon still holds an undeniable aura of mystique and power. As October’s full moon occurs right before Samhain, the Gaelic mid-autumn festival that has evolved into Halloween today, Neo Pagans consider the month of the Blood Moon to be a special time denoting the change of seasons and a prime opportunity to contact dead loved ones, given the thinning of the veil between the physical world and the spiritual world. Precious stones such as amethyst are used to ward off evil, and sacred flowers like chrysanthemum are used when working with spirits, such as in rituals to commune with long-dead ancestors.

Despite the Blood Moon’s spooky associations, it rarely actually happens on Samhain or Halloween night itself. The next time you’ll get to see the full moon on Halloween is 2020, and if you miss that, you’ll have to wait 15 years to see it in 2035. Sometimes, October’s full moon even happens early enough in the month that it becomes the Harvest Moon, which is defined as the full moon that’s closest to the fall equinox. In Chinese culture, the Harvest Moon is celebrated during the Mid-Autumn Festival, where people gather to celebrate by eating mooncakes. There is also a harvest festival in India that celebrates October’s full moon, called Sharad Purnima. Devotees fast all day before offering delicacies to the Moon God under the moonlight.

In contrast to the day-long fast of India’s moonlight festival, the Hunter’s Moon was a very important feast day in Europe as well as for many Native American tribes. Appropriately, the Ponca tribe’s name for the Hunter’s Moon is “the moon when they store food in caches”. Taking advantage of the fact that the fields have been reaped, hunters would capture foxes and other small animals who come out to graze on the fallen grains, as well as hunt down deer in the moonlight. They would butcher their prey and preserve their meat. Blood Moon is an excellent name for this month’s full moon, given that it was a final, bloody harvesting of meat before the winter months.

Sadly, the tradition of feasting during the Hunter’s Moon was lost around the year 1700, but its spirit still lives on in historical reenactments like the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, or even the feast of candy enjoyed by trick-or-treaters everywhere on Halloween.

Local Date and Time for October 2021 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
October 20, 2021
7:56am PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
October 20, 2021
8:56am MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
October 20, 2021
9:56am CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
October 20, 2021
10:56am EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
October 20, 2021
3:56pm BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
October 20, 2021
4:56pm CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
October 20, 2021
5:56pm EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
October 20, 2021
6:56pm +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
October 20, 2021
8:26pm IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
October 20, 2021
10:56pm +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
October 20, 2021
10:56pm AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
October 21, 2021
1:56am AEDT

18 October Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

 

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

 Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 18 has an illumination of 96%. 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 October 18 the Moon is 12.76 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: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 96%
Moon Age: 12.76 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 391,157.34 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 149,007,143.16 km

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October 17 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern 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

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts about 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon rises in the east in mid-afternoon and is high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible through most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.

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

Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on October 17 has an illumination of 90%. 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 October 17 the Moon is 11.8 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: Waxing Gibbous
Illumination: 90%
Moon Age: 11.80 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,575.54 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 149,049,193.21 km

Useful Moon Resources

October 13 Northern Hemisphere Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Moon Phase

Click here to find out the Moon phase for anyone’s birth date.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a First Quarter phase. This phase occurs roughly 7 days after the New Moon when the moon is one quarter of the way through its orbit around the earth. Exactly half the moon will be illuminated and half dark. On the day of the First Quarter phase the moon is high overhead at sunset and is visible until mid-night when it sets in the west. The First Quarter phase is a one-day event and in the following days enters a Waxing Gibbous phase becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon.

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

Today’s First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on October 13 has an illumination of 54%. 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 October 13 the Moon is 7.76 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: First Quarter
Illumination: 54%
Moon Age: 7.76 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 369,063.85 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,218,784.35 km

Useful Moon Resources

October 12 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Southeastern and Southwestern Hemispheres Custom Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

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 Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 12 has an illumination of 43%. 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 October 12 the Moon is 6.7 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 43%
Moon Age: 6.70 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 366,112.39 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,261,466.01 km

Useful Moon Resources

October 11 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Northwestern and Northeastern Hemispheres Custom Planetary Positions

 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

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 Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 11 has an illumination of 32%. 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 October 11 the Moon is 5.62 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 32%
Moon Age: 5.62 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,154.50 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,304,235.63 km

Custom Planetary Positions

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Currentplanetarypositions.com

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

For Your Local Time and Date

 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Denver, Colorado, USA 

October 11, 2021
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM MT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Libra 48
Moon:02 Capricorn 49
Mercury:14 Libra 03 Rx
Venus:04 Sagittarius 51
Mars:17 Libra 34
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 24 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53
Uranus:13 Taurus 44 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 04 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19

True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 35

Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 49 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 29
Chiron:10 Aries 17 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 07 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 25 Rx
Juno:19 Sagittarius 24
Vesta:10 Scorpio 59

Eris:24 Aries 17 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:3
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

11 October 2021
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Libra 28
Moon:28 Sagittarius 04
Mercury:14 Libra 25 Rx
Venus:04 Sagittarius 29
Mars:17 Libra 21
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 24 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53
Uranus:13 Taurus 45 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 04 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 34
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 50 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 26
Chiron:10 Aries 18 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 07 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 28 Rx
Juno:19 Sagittarius 18
Vesta:10 Scorpio 49
Eris:24 Aries 18 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

11 October Moon Goddess’ Current Phase and Southern Hemisphere Custom 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 

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 11 has an illumination of 32%. 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 October 11 the Moon is 5.62 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.

Useful Moon Resources

October 10 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase and Northern Hemisphere Custom 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 Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 10 has an illumination of 21%. 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 October 10 the Moon is 4.52 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 21%
Moon Age: 4.52 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,321.90 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,347,080.41 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

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

10 October 2021
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Libra 29
Moon:13 Sagittarius 42
Mercury:15 Libra 32 Rx
Venus:03 Sagittarius 24
Mars:16 Libra 41
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 26 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 47 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 06 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 33
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 54 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 20
Chiron:10 Aries 20 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 08 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 39 Rx
Juno:19 Sagittarius 02
Vesta:10 Scorpio 17
Eris:24 Aries 18 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

October 10, 2021
09:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Libra 46
Moon:17 Sagittarius 55
Mercury:15 Libra 12 Rx
Venus:03 Sagittarius 43
Mars:16 Libra 53
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 25 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 46 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 05 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 33
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 53 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 22
Chiron:10 Aries 20 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 08 Rx
Pallas:11 Pisces 36 Rx
Juno:19 Sagittarius 06
Vesta:10 Scorpio 26
Eris:24 Aries 18 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

October 8 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Northeastern and Northwestern Hemispheres Custom 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 Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 8 has an illumination of 6%. 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 October 8 the Moon is 2.27 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 6%
Moon Age: 2.27 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,217.11 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,432,944.19 km

Useful Moon Resources

9 October Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Southeastern and Southwestern Hemispheres Custom Planetary Positions

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 9 has an illumination of 13%. 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 October 9 the Moon is 3.4 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 13%
Moon Age: 3.40 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,679.30 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,389,987.53 km

Useful Moon Resources

8 October Moon Goddess’ Current Phase Southeastern and Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

I am sorry for this messy Moon phase calendar but it was the only one I could find depicting the Southerner Hemisphere’s Moon Phases. If someone finds a better one please email it to ladybeltane@aol.com in the Subject line put “SH Moon Phases”. I will make sure you get credit on the next Moon phase posts for finding a good looking calendar. Thank you very much in advance for using your time to find the calendar and emailing it to me.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 2 3
4 5 6 New 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 Full 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 8 has an illumination of 6%. 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 October 8 the Moon is 2.27 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 6%
Moon Age: 2.27 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,217.11 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,432,944.19 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 

8 October 2021

05:00 am GMT 4:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Libra 08
Moon:08 Scorpio 58
Mercury:18 Libra 20 Rx
Venus:00 Sagittarius 48
Mars:15 Libra 07
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 30 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 52 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 09 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 35 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:04 Gemini 01 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 04
Chiron:10 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 08
Pallas:12 Pisces 05 Rx
Juno:18 Sagittarius 23
Vesta:09 Scorpio 02
Eris:24 Aries 20 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

8 October 2021
07:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:15 Libra 43
Moon:17 Scorpio 32
Mercury:17 Libra 38 Rx
Venus:01 Sagittarius 27
Mars:15 Libra 31
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 29 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 53 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 51 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 08 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:03 Gemini 59 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):09 Gemini 08
Chiron:10 Aries 25 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 08
Pallas:11 Pisces 58 Rx
Juno:18 Sagittarius 32
Vesta:09 Scorpio 21
Eris:24 Aries 19 Rx
Fire:4
Earth:2
Air:9
Water:4
Cardinal:6
Fixed:5
Mutable:8

October 7th Moon Goddess’ Current Phase Northeastern and Northwestern Hemispheres Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

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 Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 7 has an illumination of 1%. 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 October 7 the Moon is 1.15 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: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 1.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,849.63 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,475,937.59 km

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7 October Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Southwestern and Southeastern Hemisphere Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

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 

Today the Moon will be in a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

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

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on October 7 has an illumination of 1%. 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 October 7 the Moon is 1.15 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 1.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 367,849.63 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,475,937.59 km

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October 6 Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Northeastern and Northwestern Hemisphere Planetary Positions

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase

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 New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is too close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.

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

Today’s New Moon Phase

The New Moon on October 6 has an illumination of 0%. 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 October 6 the Moon is 0.03 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: New Moon
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 0.03 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,419.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,518,954.95 km

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Custom Planetary Positions

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

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA 

October 06, 2021
09:00 pm GMT 3:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Libra 49
Moon:19 Libra 25
Mercury:19 Libra 51 Rx
Venus:29 Scorpio 21
Mars:14 Libra 15
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 33 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 54 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 55 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 11 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:04 Gemini 05 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):08 Gemini 55
Chiron:10 Aries 30 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 07
Pallas:12 Pisces 20 Rx
Juno:18 Sagittarius 02
Vesta:08 Scorpio 21
Eris:24 Aries 20 Rx
Fire:3
Earth:2
Air:10
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

6 October 2021
02:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Libra 32
Moon:15 Libra 11
Mercury:20 Libra 10 Rx
Venus:29 Scorpio 01
Mars:14 Libra 03
Jupiter:22 Aquarius 33 Rx
Saturn:06 Aquarius 54 Rx
Uranus:13 Taurus 55 Rx
Neptune:21 Pisces 12 Rx
Pluto:24 Capricorn 19 Rx
True Lunar Node:02 Gemini 43 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:04 Gemini 06 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):08 Gemini 53
Chiron:10 Aries 31 Rx
Ceres:12 Gemini 07
Pallas:12 Pisces 24 Rx
Juno:17 Sagittarius 57
Vesta:08 Scorpio 12
Eris:24 Aries 20 Rx
Fire:3
Earth:2
Air:10
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

5 October Moon Goddess’ Current Phase, Southeastern and Southwestern

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 

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

Today the Moon will be in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is too close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.

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

Today’s New Moon Phase

The New Moon on October 6 has an illumination of 0%. 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 October 6 the Moon is 0.03 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.

Phase Details

Phase: New Moon
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 0.03 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 371,419.45 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 149,518,954.95 km

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