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

First Quarter Phase

The First Quarter on December 11 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 December 11 the Moon is 7.79 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: 7.79 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,427.58 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,288,462.94 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

11 December 2021
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:19 Sagittarius 24
Moon:21 Pisces 36
Mercury:26 Sagittarius 05
Venus:25 Capricorn 11
Mars:28 Scorpio 29
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 52
Saturn:09 Aquarius 50
Uranus:11 Taurus 26 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 26
Pluto:25 Capricorn 18
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 36
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 38 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 10

Chiron:08 Aries 28 Rx

Ceres:01 Gemini 55 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 03
Juno:09 Capricorn 28
Vesta:13 Sagittarius 20
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:20 Sagittarius 00
Moon:29 Pisces 04
Mercury:27 Sagittarius 00
Venus:25 Capricorn 22
Mars:28 Scorpio 54
Jupiter:26 Aquarius 58
Saturn:09 Aquarius 53
Uranus:11 Taurus 25 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 26
Pluto:25 Capricorn 19
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 36
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 36 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 13
Chiron:08 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 47 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 09
Juno:09 Capricorn 41
Vesta:13 Sagittarius 39
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx
Fire:5
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:4
Cardinal:5
Fixed:4
Mutable:10