Lunar Phases – December 2020

Lunar Phases – Dec 2020

phases of the moon


Times are given in Queensland time (AEST). 

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Skywatching   Venus twinkles brightly in the pre-dawn eastern sky as the Morning Star. Mars the red planet is high in the sky during the evening. Jupiter & Saturn are moving closer and closer together, shining brightly in the western sky for about 4 hours after sunset, till they too set.  


Last Quarter: Tues 8 Dec 2020 at 10.37am AEST at 16 Virgo

A time of reorientation as the light of the Moon decreases, eventually going into the low-energy time of Old Moon just before the cycle begins again with the next New Moon.

Moon planting: The last week of the Moon cycle is the best time for weeding and composting.


Total Solar Eclipse New Moon: Tues 15 Dec 2020 at 2.16am AEST at 23 Sagittarius (the total solar eclipse is exact at 2.13am AEST, and has a duration of 2’ 10”)

A time of renewed energy as a new cycle starts, intensified by the eclipse

Moon planting: The week following the New Moon is the best time for planting leafy greens.


First Quarter: Tues 22 Dec 2020 at 9.41am AEST at zero Aries

A time to take decisive action with unfolding events as the light of the Moon continues to grow.

Moon planting: The week following First Quarter Moon is ideal for planting fruiting vegetables.


Full Moon: Wed 30 Dec 2020 at 1.28pm AEST at 8 Cancer

A high energy time when things come to fruition or events come to a head.

Moon planting: The week following Full Moon is the best time for planting root crops.




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