Current Moon Phase
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
On this day 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.
Moon Age: 26.22 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 380,216.71 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,220,359.35 km
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.
Custom Planetary Positions
The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Anatanarivo, Madagascar, Africa. *
January 21, 2020
03:00 am GMT (6:00 AM EAT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)
Moon:15 Sagittarius 47
Mercury:07 Aquarius 23
Venus:08 Pisces 53
Mars:11 Sagittarius 59
Jupiter:11 Capricorn 16
Saturn:23 Capricorn 46
Uranus:02 Taurus 42.
Neptune:16 Pisces 45
Pluto:23 Capricorn 03
True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 21
Mean Lunar Node:07 Cancer 10 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):29 Pisces 18
Chiron:02 Aries 07
Ceres:25 Capricorn 57
Pallas:01 Capricorn 04
Juno:20 Libra 36
Vesta:13 Taurus 47
Eris:23 Aries 14
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link
To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link
If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.
The reason I am using Madagascar for this area of the world is because I love the animated Madagascar movies by Dream Works Productions. Here is some factual information on Madagascar:
Destination Madagascar, the big red island. Madagascar is the largest African island situated in the Indian Ocean, about 450 km (280 mi) east of the coast of Mozambique.
The fourth largest island in the world has been isolated for about 88 million years and many of its plants and animals are unique to the island. The prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana separated the Madagascar-Antarctica-India landmass from the Africa-South America landmass around 135 million years ago. Madagascar later split from India about 88 million years ago, allowing plants and animals on the island to evolve in relative isolation.