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February 17 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 February 17

Chamaeleon I Molecular Cloud

Image Credit & CopyrightAcquisition: Stas Volskiy (, Processing: Robert Eder

Explanation: Dark markings and bright nebulae in this telescopic southern sky view are telltale signs of young stars and active star formation. They lie a mere 650 light-years away, at the boundary of the local bubble and the Chamaeleon molecular cloud complex. Regions with young stars identified as dusty reflection nebulae from the 1946 Cederblad catalog include the C-shaped Ced 110 just above and left of center, and bluish Ced 111 below it. Also a standout in the frame, the orange tinted V-shape of the Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula (Cha IRN) was carved by material streaming from a newly formed low-mass star. The well-composed image spans 1.5 degrees. That’s about 17 light-years at the estimated distance of the nearby Chamaeleon I molecular cloud.

February 17 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Northern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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 was born.


The Moon will be in a Waning Gibbous Phase today and tonight. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

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

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on February 17 has an illumination of 99%. 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 February 17 the Moon is 15.52 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 Gibbous
Illumination: 99%
Moon Age: 15.52 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 389,241.12 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,846,793.70 km

Useful Moon Resources

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Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

February 17, 2022
12:00 am GMT 4:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Aquarius 17
Moon:01 Virgo 46
Mercury:02 Aquarius 01
Venus:17 Capricorn 07
Mars:17 Capricorn 11
Jupiter:10 Pisces 59
Saturn:17 Aquarius 24
Uranus:11 Taurus 11
Neptune:21 Pisces 58
Pluto:27 Capricorn 27
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 54 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 03 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 41
Chiron:09 Aries 56
Ceres:01 Gemini 23
Pallas:00 Aries 59
Juno:06 Aquarius 00
Vesta:19 Capricorn 13
Eris:23 Aries 48


Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

February 17, 2022
10:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Aquarius 13
Moon:13 Virgo 38
Mercury:02 Aquarius 58
Venus:17 Capricorn 40
Mars:17 Capricorn 51
Jupiter:11 Pisces 12
Saturn:17 Aquarius 30
Uranus:11 Taurus 13
Neptune:22 Pisces 00
Pluto:27 Capricorn 28
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 41 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 00 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 47
Chiron:09 Aries 59
Ceres:01 Gemini 34
Pallas:01 Aries 18
Juno:06 Aquarius 22
Vesta:19 Capricorn 41
Eris:23 Aries 49

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

17 February 2022
03:00 pm GMT 4:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:28 Aquarius 55
Moon:09 Virgo 50
Mercury:02 Aquarius 39
Venus:17 Capricorn 29
Mars:17 Capricorn 38
Jupiter:11 Pisces 08
Saturn:17 Aquarius 28
Uranus:11 Taurus 12
Neptune:21 Pisces 59
Pluto:27 Capricorn 28
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 45 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:27 Taurus 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 45

Chiron:09 Aries 58
Ceres:01 Gemini 31
Pallas:01 Aries 12
Juno:06 Aquarius 15
Vesta:19 Capricorn 32
Eris:23 Aries 49


Printable Good Luck Spell

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Mountain Witches of Appalachia

How do I write a Spell?

  • How do I write a Spell?
    • State your intention. Decide on the result you want to accomplish with the spell.
    • The Moon is important in witchcraft and, therefore, has a profound influence. The Moon is important in witchcraft and, therefore, has a profound influence.
    • Time your spell. Timing when casting spells can be important. The Moon is important in witchcraft, and therefore has a profound influence upon us. It is very important to choose the right moon phase for your spell;Magical workings for gain, increase or bringing things to you, should be initiated when the moon is waxing (from new to full);When the moon is waning (from full to dark), then its time for magical workings of decrease or sending away.

      The highest energy occurs at the full moon, and therefore this is the most powerful time for magical workings. The new moon is the next most powerful time for magic.

    • Work with the seasons. There is a natural time for starting things (a planting time), for maturing things (a growing time), for reaping things (a harvest time) and, of course, a time for rest and planning.
    • Gather your tools. Make sure that you have all the tools that you need for casting the spell. Your tools must have no inherent magic. They are to help you create a mood. You also have to clean your tools. Don’t forget to cleanse and bless (consecrate) your tools before your begin casting your spell.
    • Understand magic. Remember that magic is the manipulation of energy, a thought is a form of energy and a visualization is an even stronger form of energy. Your visualization can be a method used to intensify further and direct your will. Your visualization can be the method by which you control the magical energy you have produced. You must know what you want. You must see it. You must feel the high energy flow. You must direct it.
    • Write your spoken words. For making your words and thoughts stronger you can write your spell into a rhyme to be spoken aloud; this makes it easier to remember your spell, you can also chant your spell to raise energy.
    • Remember the Threefold Law. Everything that you want to reach with this spell comes back 3 times, good or wrong.
    • Additonal Tips
      • Before you write your final version of your spell, you can write on a note what you want to reach with your spell, and what you are needing.
      • Don’t forget to cast a circle before doing any spell, for you are totally vulnerable for elementals when casting higher powers of other beings.
      • Meditation is the key to relaxation, and being completely relaxed allows energy to flow freely throughout your body. You should learn how to clear your mind and focus with whats on hand.
      • Remember the very important law: if thee harm none, do what thou will.
      • Remember to always end a spell in “In no way shall this spell reverse, or place upon me any curse, so mote it be”