13 December Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is 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 December 2021 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Gibbous Phase

The Waxing Gibbous on December 13 has an illumination of 73%. 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 13 the Moon is 9.67 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: 73%
Moon Age: 9.67 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 395,363.93 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,256,382.71 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:21 Sagittarius 26
Moon:16 Aries 45
Mercury:29 Sagittarius 13
Venus:25 Capricorn 44
Mars:29 Scorpio 53
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 11
Saturn:10 Aquarius 01
Uranus:11 Taurus 22 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 22
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 38
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 23
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 30 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 24
Juno:10 Capricorn 13
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 25
Eris:23 Aries 46 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:22 Sagittarius 02
Moon:23 Aries 52
Mercury:00 Capricorn 08
Venus:25 Capricorn 52
Mars:00 Sagittarius 18
Jupiter:27 Aquarius 17
Saturn:10 Aquarius 04
Uranus:11 Taurus 21 Rx
Neptune:20 Pisces 27
Pluto:25 Capricorn 23
True Lunar Node:01 Gemini 39
Mean Lunar Node:00 Gemini 30 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):16 Gemini 27
Chiron:08 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:01 Gemini 23 Rx
Pallas:12 Pisces 31
Juno:10 Capricorn 26
Vesta:14 Sagittarius 44
Eris:23 Aries 45 Rx

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