27 January 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Crescent phase.  In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, 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.

Visit the January 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on January 27 has an illumination of 29%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On January 27 the Moon is 24.21 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 29%
Moon Age: 24.21 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,256.38 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,323,717.13 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America

27 January 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Aquarius 51
Moon:07 Sagittarius 25
Mercury:28 Capricorn 07 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 07 Rx
Mars:02 Capricorn 24
Jupiter:06 Pisces 15
Saturn:14 Aquarius 59
Uranus:10 Taurus 51
Neptune:21 Pisces 18
Pluto:26 Capricorn 49
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 07 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 26
Chiron:09 Aries 07
Ceres:28 Taurus 31
Pallas:24 Pisces 09
Juno:27 Capricorn 57
Vesta:08 Capricorn 47
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:3
Earth:10
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

Southern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Cape Town, South Africa

27 January 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Aquarius 39
Moon:04 Sagittarius 26
Mercury:28 Capricorn 19 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 08 Rx
Mars:02 Capricorn 15
Jupiter:06 Pisces 13
Saturn:14 Aquarius 58
Uranus:10 Taurus 51
Neptune:21 Pisces 18
Pluto:26 Capricorn 48

True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 12 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 07 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 25
Chiron:09 Aries 07
Ceres:28 Taurus 30
Pallas:24 Pisces 05
Juno:27 Capricorn 52
Vesta:08 Capricorn 41
Eris:23 Aries 43

Fire:3
Earth:10
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5

Southwestern Hemisphere

The time for this Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

27 January 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:07 Aquarius 16
Moon:29 Scorpio 04
Mercury:28 Capricorn 43 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 10 Rx
Mars:01 Capricorn 58
Jupiter:06 Pisces 08
Saturn:14 Aquarius 55
Uranus:10 Taurus 51
Neptune:21 Pisces 17
Pluto:26 Capricorn 48
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 13
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 08 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 22
Chiron:09 Aries 06
Ceres:28 Taurus 28
Pallas:23 Pisces 57
Juno:27 Capricorn 43
Vesta:08 Capricorn 29
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:2
Earth:10
Air:3
Water:4
Cardinal:8
Fixed:7
Mutable:4