17 March Southern Hemisphere Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

 TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

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

17 March (16) 2020
07:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Pisces 39
Moon:01 Capricorn 24
Mercury:00 Pisces 16
Venus:12 Taurus 29
Mars:20 Capricorn 15
Jupiter:22 Capricorn 15
Saturn:29 Capricorn 35
Uranus:04 Taurus 23
Neptune:18 Pisces 43
Pluto:24 Capricorn 36

True Lunar Node:04 Cancer 38
Mean Lunar Node:04 Cancer 14 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):05 Aries 33

Chiron:04 Aries 51
Ceres:17 Aquarius 21
Pallas:20 Capricorn 45
Juno:17 Libra 27 Rx
Vesta:28 Taurus 27

Eris:23 Aries 35

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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