28 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 28 has an illumination of 19%. 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 28 the Moon is 25.32 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: 19%
Moon Age: 25.32 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,341.03 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,342,218.34 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

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

Sun:08 Aquarius 52
Moon:21 Sagittarius 57
Mercury:27 Capricorn 09 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 05 Rx
Mars:03 Capricorn 07
Jupiter:06 Pisces 29
Saturn:15 Aquarius 06
Uranus:10 Taurus 52
Neptune:21 Pisces 20
Pluto:26 Capricorn 51
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 03 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 33
Chiron:09 Aries 09
Ceres:28 Taurus 36
Pallas:24 Pisces 28
Juno:28 Capricorn 21
Vesta:09 Capricorn 19
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

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

Sun:08 Aquarius 40
Moon:18 Sagittarius 54
Mercury:27 Capricorn 21 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 05 Rx
Mars:02 Capricorn 58
Jupiter:06 Pisces 26
Saturn:15 Aquarius 05
Uranus:10 Taurus 52
Neptune:21 Pisces 20
Pluto:26 Capricorn 50
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 04 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 32
Chiron:09 Aries 09
Ceres:28 Taurus 35
Pallas:24 Pisces 24
Juno:28 Capricorn 16
Vesta:09 Capricorn 12
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 

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

Sun:08 Aquarius 17
Moon:13 Sagittarius 27
Mercury:27 Capricorn 42 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 06 Rx
Mars:02 Capricorn 42
Jupiter:06 Pisces 21
Saturn:15 Aquarius 02
Uranus:10 Taurus 52
Neptune:21 Pisces 19
Pluto:26 Capricorn 50
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 12 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:28 Taurus 05 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 29
Chiron:09 Aries 08
Ceres:28 Taurus 33
Pallas:24 Pisces 17
Juno:28 Capricorn 07
Vesta:09 Capricorn 01
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:3
Earth:10
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5