23 January S. H. 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.

From Moongiant.com

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 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

January 22, 2020 (23 January 2020)
07:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:02 Aquarius 13
Moon:07 Capricorn 34
Mercury:10 Aquarius 15
Venus:10 Pisces 54
Mars:13 Sagittarius 07
Jupiter:11 Capricorn 38
Saturn:23 Capricorn 58
Uranus:02 Taurus 43
Neptune:16 Pisces 48
Pluto:23 Capricorn 07

True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 23
Mean Lunar Node:07 Cancer 05 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):29 Pisces 30

Chiron:02 Aries 10
Ceres:26 Capricorn 37
Pallas:01 Capricorn 44
Juno:20 Libra 47
Vesta:14 Taurus 02

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

For You Local Time and Date

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