30 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 30 has an illumination of 4%. 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 30 the Moon is 27.57 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: 4%
Moon Age: 27.57 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,087.68 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,381,272.24 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

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

Sun:10 Aquarius 54
Moon:21 Capricorn 32
Mercury:25 Capricorn 39 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 07
Mars:04 Capricorn 35
Jupiter:06 Pisces 57
Saturn:15 Aquarius 21
Uranus:10 Taurus 53
Neptune:21 Pisces 24
Pluto:26 Capricorn 55
True Lunar Node:28 Taurus 59 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 46
Chiron:09 Aries 14
Ceres:28 Taurus 48
Pallas:25 Pisces 07
Juno:29 Capricorn 09
Vesta:10 Capricorn 22
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:2
Earth:11
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:10 Aquarius 41
Moon:18 Capricorn 26
Mercury:25 Capricorn 47 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 07
Mars:04 Capricorn 26
Jupiter:06 Pisces 54
Saturn:15 Aquarius 19
Uranus:10 Taurus 53
Neptune:21 Pisces 23
Pluto:26 Capricorn 54
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 00 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 58 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 45
Chiron:09 Aries 13
Ceres:28 Taurus 47
Pallas:25 Pisces 03
Juno:29 Capricorn 04
Vesta:10 Capricorn 15
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:2
Earth:11
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:10 Aquarius 19
Moon:12 Capricorn 52
Mercury:26 Capricorn 02 Rx
Venus:11 Capricorn 06
Mars:04 Capricorn 09
Jupiter:06 Pisces 49
Saturn:15 Aquarius 16
Uranus:10 Taurus 53
Neptune:21 Pisces 23
Pluto:26 Capricorn 54
True Lunar Node:29 Taurus 03 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 59 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):21 Gemini 42
Chiron:09 Aries 12
Ceres:28 Taurus 45
Pallas:24 Pisces 55
Juno:28 Capricorn 55
Vesta:10 Capricorn 03
Eris:23 Aries 43
Fire:2
Earth:11
Air:3
Water:3
Cardinal:9
Fixed:6
Mutable:4