18 February W. H. (in 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 Santos, Brazil.

February 18, 2020
09:00 am GMT (6:00 AM BRT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Aquarius 10
Moon:29 Sagittarius 08
Mercury:12 Pisces 44 Rx
Venus:12 Aries 16
Mars:01 Capricorn 18
Jupiter:17 Capricorn 18
Saturn:26 Capricorn 59
Uranus:03 Taurus 16
Neptune:17 Pisces 41
Pluto:23 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:07 Cancer 15
Mean Lunar Node:05 Cancer 41 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):02 Aries 28

Chiron:03 Aries 20
Ceres:07 Aquarius 04
Pallas:11 Capricorn 47
Juno:21 Libra 22 Rx
Vesta:19 Taurus 51

Eris:23 Aries 21

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) to your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

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