18 February 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern Hemisphere’s Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

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From Moongiant.com

Today and tonight the Moon will be in a Waning Gibbous Phase. 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 18 has an illumination of 97%. 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 18 the Moon is 16.51 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: 97%
Moon Age: 16.51 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 384,535.53 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,878,126.13 km

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Southeastern Hemisphere

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

18 February 2022
08:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:00 Pisces 08
Moon:25 Virgo 40
Mercury:03 Aquarius 56
Venus:18 Capricorn 14
Mars:18 Capricorn 32
Jupiter:11 Pisces 25
Saturn:17 Aquarius 37
Uranus:11 Taurus 14
Neptune:22 Pisces 02
Pluto:27 Capricorn 30
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 31 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 53
Chiron:10 Aries 02
Ceres:01 Gemini 45
Pallas:01 Aries 38
Juno:06 Aquarius 43
Vesta:20 Capricorn 08
Eris:23 Aries 49
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6

 

Southern Hemisphere

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

18 February 2022
03:00 pm GMT 5:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Aquarius 56
Moon:22 Virgo 55
Mercury:03 Aquarius 43
Venus:18 Capricorn 06
Mars:18 Capricorn 23
Jupiter:11 Pisces 22
Saturn:17 Aquarius 35
Uranus:11 Taurus 14
Neptune:22 Pisces 01
Pluto:27 Capricorn 29
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 33 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 57 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 51
Chiron:10 Aries 01
Ceres:01 Gemini 43
Pallas:01 Aries 34
Juno:06 Aquarius 38
Vesta:20 Capricorn 02
Eris:23 Aries 49
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

18 February 2022
06:00 am GMT 5:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:29 Aquarius 33
Moon:17 Virgo 59
Mercury:03 Aquarius 19
Venus:17 Capricorn 52
Mars:18 Capricorn 06
Jupiter:11 Pisces 16
Saturn:17 Aquarius 33
Uranus:11 Taurus 13
Neptune:22 Pisces 01
Pluto:27 Capricorn 29
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 37 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 59 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):23 Gemini 49
Chiron:10 Aries 00
Ceres:01 Gemini 38
Pallas:01 Aries 25
Juno:06 Aquarius 30
Vesta:19 Capricorn 51
Eris:23 Aries 49

Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5