October 23rd Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase


Today the Moon will be in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase 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.

Custom Planetary Positions

October 23, 2019
11:00 am GMT (6:00 AM CDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Libra 44
Moon:24 Leo 54
Mercury:23 Scorpio 54
Venus:18 Scorpio 20
Mars:12 Libra 27
Jupiter:21 Sagittarius 46
Saturn:14 Capricorn 54
Uranus:04 Taurus 49 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 16 Rx
Pluto:20 Capricorn 44

True Lunar Node:11 Cancer 22 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:11 Cancer 55 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):19 Pisces 16

Chiron:02 Aries 31 Rx
Ceres:21 Sagittarius 23
Pallas:23 Scorpio 11
Juno:25 Virgo 35
Vesta:24 Taurus 31 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 43 Rx