February 20 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 20

Aurora Over White Dome Geyser

Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Howell

Explanation: Sometimes both heaven and Earth erupt. Colorful auroras erupted unexpectedly a few years ago, with green aurora appearing near the horizon and brilliant bands of red aurora blooming high overhead. A bright Moon lit the foreground of this picturesque scene, while familiar stars could be seen far in the distance. With planning, the careful astrophotographer shot this image mosaic in the field of White Dome Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in the western USA. Sure enough, just after midnight, White Dome erupted — spraying a stream of water and vapor many meters into the air. Geyser water is heated to steam by scalding magma several kilometers below, and rises through rock cracks to the surface. About half of all known geysers occur in Yellowstone National Park. Although the geomagnetic storm that caused the auroras subsided within a day, eruptions of White Dome Geyser continue about every 30 minutes.

February 20, 2022 Birthday Horoscope

IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS FEBRUARY 20, you are unpretentious. If you are wondering what zodiac sign is February 20, then, of course, it is Pisces. Your gentle and affectionate nature makes you a kind person. You are good looking and soft-spoken as well. You are a beautiful person inside out.

Pisces born on February 20, you have this way of making anyone feel good about themselves. You are the perfect mate. You are romantic and very friendly. Taking into account of your positive qualities, Pisces, you are almost too good to be true. People are attracted to you because of this and more.

You, with birthday February 20, are dreamers. You love being in this private adventure. Traveling is a great way to act out your stories. You are more spontaneous than most and prefer to have your traveling companions take care of the agendas. It is okay; relax and have some fun!

If today is your birthday, you come across as having a calm and collected manner, but really, you can be impetuous. You need this to keep you motivated as it stirs your creative flow. As a part of your imagination, you can turn a pallet into a functional and beautiful piece of furniture.

For you who are born on February 20, you are outspoken when it comes to intimate involvements. You will ask for what you want. Pisces zodiac sign people are extremely romantic or idealistic when it comes to courting his or her mate.

According to the February 20 birthday meaning, your sensitive nature only adds to your charm. You are blessed to have an intuitive quality that allows you to bring to fruition your fantasies. Nothing makes you happier than this.

However, there is another side to this Pisces. Those with 20th February birthday can be needy and jealous. You do not like feeling this way, but it is what it is. You cannot hide in the bathroom forever so come on out and face the consequences. It is nothing that you cannot handle. Let us work on your insecurities through a better understanding of your partner’s needs and yours.

As per the Pisces birthday horoscope for this date, you are artistic and could be gifted in many areas relating to creative arts. Perhaps you are a gifted cartoonist or painter, maybe a guitarist or violin player. Your strengths can be seen in your keen ability to remember things. Your photographic memory only adds to the long list of positive qualities you possess.

The February 20 birthday astrology shows you are high spirited, Pisces. You are always on the go. It may seem as though you spend too much money doing “this, that and the other,” but you are thrifty and budget your money to get the most out of your dollar. When it comes down to it, making money is no comparison to living your life. I mean, really living your life. However, without you, how can you live?

It will take money to make the dreams of a February 20 Pisces come true. It does not drop out of the sky, so somebody has to make it. That would be you, Pisces. Well, you may meet someone special and perhaps “merge” your resources for combined wealth and power. It is possible that you will inherit a lump sum. Either way, those born on this day will have financial success.

Although you are pretty right when it comes to attending to your health needs, you take comfort in foods that are not so good for you. They make you feel good when you need a lift but you know too much is not beneficial.

Some of you with a Pisces zodiac birthday may seek to heal in the form of a bottle or another recreational drug. Pisces, please find another means of coping with life’s dumps. Resorting to any addiction should not be a choice.

You are the real McCoy. There is no pretending when it comes to the February 20 birthday Piscean. You are a dreamer but can bring those dreams into a reality. You tend not to fuss over financial matters but rather will probably marry into money. Take care of your body and avoid sweets or foods that are high in fat.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On February 20

Sir Charles Barkley, Cindy Crawford, Sandy Duncan, Gail Kim, Sidney PoitierRihannaIvana TrumpGloria Vanderbilt, Nancy Wilson

See: Famous Celebrities Born On February 20

This Day That Year – February 20 In History

1792 – Postage stamp cost 6 cents – 12 cents depending on where it is going. US Post Office is now open for business
1872 – Patent on Cyrus Baldwin’s hydraulic, electric elevator
1895 – Denver, CO – Congress authorizes a US mint
1931 – Oakland-Bay Bridge gets okay by Congress

February 20 Meen Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

February 20 Chinese Zodiac RABBIT

February 20 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Neptune & Saturn.

Neptune stands for spiritual healing, compassion, and idealism.
Saturn symbolizes sternness, stability, problems, and discipline.

February 20 Birthday Symbols

The Water Bearer Is The Symbol For The Aquarius Sun Sign
The Two Fishes Are The Symbol Of The Pisces Zodiac Sign

February 20 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Judgement. This card shows that this is a time to decide and listen to your inner self. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Cups and King of Cups.

February 20 Birthday Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Taurus: This is a dependable and reliable relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: A delicate and vulnerable relationship.

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February 20 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number stands for nurturing, caring for others, feelings and harmony.
Number 4 – This number symbolizes practicality, planning and methodical nature.

Lucky Colors For February 20 Birthday

Sea Green: This is a calming color that symbolizes peace, happiness, and feelings.
Silver: This color stands for emotions, sensitivity, intuition, and glamor.

Lucky Days For February 20 Birthday

Thursday – This day is ruled by planet Jupiter. It symbolizes creation, encouragement, positivity, and happiness.
Monday – This day is ruled by the Moon. It stands for intuition, feelings, kindness, and loyalty.

February 20 Birthstones

Amethyst is a spiritual stone that brings clarity to your thinking. Aquamarine is a healing stone that helps with meditation and spiritual growth.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On February 20

A fragrant bath oil for the Pisces woman and tickets to a concert for the man. The February 20 birthday horoscope forecasts that you love the simple things in life.

Weekly Horoscope Sunday, February 20 to Saturday, February 26, 2022

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All Signs

Last week, triggered rebellions and direct action. This week, Neptune will promote creativity, imagination, escapism, peaceful solutions and powerful dreams. It’s the perfect time for artistic projects and using our imagination. But Neptune is tricky. It blurs the lines between reality and illusion. We might think we’re on a noble quest, but it’s really just an excuse for adventure. Escape through drugs will rise. The best approach? Maintain a relaxed attitude. Carry on with business as usual, while creative ideas percolate on the back burner, especially if you’re an artist. Speaking of artists. Do you know the difference between an amateur and a professional? The professional always throws away her best work.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You excel at arts and crafts. You love doing something for the first time to puncture the mystique of how it’s done. Ah yes! That resounding satisfaction of the “ah ha” moment. Two different influences are at play this week: You want to be low profile. That’s fine. Nevertheless, bosses and people in authority admire you. They see your talents and they’re prepared to reward your efforts. You can run but you can’t hide. Keep working at what you’re doing, because you’re heading for a time of recognition this summer. Perhaps as early as May. (Auguste Rodin, the sculptor of The Thinker, said, “I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.”)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

This is a lovely week to enjoy the company of others. You’ll be happy with friends plus, groups and organizations. In fact, because your idealism is aroused, you might work on behalf of a charitable organization or join the efforts with others to help those who are less fortunate. Creative groups related to the performing arts or music will be rewarding to experience. Meanwhile, some of you will fall in love with, or develop a crush on, someone who is “different” — perhaps from another culture. You might also join forces to advance the cause of good in another country or a far-away place. Many healing possibilities exist.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

You make a fabulous impression on others this week, especially bosses, parents, teachers, the police and people in power. They see you as wise, compassionate and helpful. In fact, because you attract admiration and praise — gifts and favours from others might come your way. If you deal with important financial decisions about shared property, inheritances or debt, you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank. However, some of you might use your influence or clout with people in power to do fundraising and allocate resources or money to those who need help. It’s beneficial to help others in need, for your own good as well as theirs, because what goes around, comes around.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Travel plans and a desire to escape somewhere wonderful and exotic will appeal this week. That’s because you have a strong urge to “get away from all this;” and possibly, this is shared by a close friend or partner. If you can’t swing a major vacation, maybe you can do a mini escape? Some will use the platform of social media, publishing, higher education or the law to promote ideas of peace and welfare for others. Some of you will welcome a chance to help a partner or close friend because in small ways (or big), you see how to make a positive difference in their life. This is a wonderful week for you to practice kindness.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This week, you have rewarding opportunities to help someone, most likely through your job or through any effort or task that you set for yourself. For starters, you might help a coworker either directly with physical assistance or advice; or you might help someone because you inspire them. (You are definitely someone who knows how to inspire others and encourage them to be the best they can be.) In another vein (different arm), you might be happy about your health. You might easily heal a problem. Some will have good news or experience greater enjoyment connected with a pet. On the whole, you will be happier in your work and derive a greater satisfaction from what you do, especially if what you do benefits others.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This a creative week! Many of you will explore creative ideas and express your artistic talents. Write down innovative ideas or share them with others. You might be involved with children, especially teaching children or helping children in need. Sports events, especially competitive, might be a strong focus. There are huge romantic possibilities this week – major! Some of you will fall in love. Amusing diversions, social outings, chances to express creative self-expression as well as fun times with children will make this a lovely time for you. It’s a great week for games and fun! Enjoy concerts, museums and places wherever good art can be found.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Many wonderful things will take place this week that affect your home and your family. For starters, you will be thrilled with redecorating ideas or chances to tweak your digs because you’ll be inspired to try new ideas. You might entertain at home. Family relations will be tenderhearted and gentle. Despite your desire to entertain or redecorate, this is also a lovely week to enjoy quiet hours at home, especially to experience the closeness and warmth of family living. Despite the increased activity and chaos at home, you are achieving a wonderful balance and coping superbly. (And remember: If you put out fresh flowers, you don’t have to dust.)

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Even you might be surprised at how skilful a communicator you are this week. Your words will be like gold! You will know how to please others, soothe a troubled friend, inspire or encourage someone, and make people feel good. In doing so, you will feel a reverberating energy coming back to you, that makes you realize how much love there is in your daily world. These feel-good vibes will be so strong, you will also appreciate the beauty of your daily surroundings more than usual. It’s true! When you change the way you look at things, the things that you look at change. The power of perception. Meanwhile, many of you will see ways to make money from your words through writing, teaching, selling or acting. Bravo!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Even though your primary focus is on home, family and a parent (for many); nevertheless, money and possessions are also a strong focus for you this week. For starters, you might be shopping and buying beautiful things for yourself and loved ones. If so, be careful about being too extravagant because you will be tempted to do this. Care in spending is advisable. Meanwhile, financial negotiations will be favoured. It will be easy to borrow money. Investments will look worthwhile, especially those related to the arts, gas, oil and beauty products. However, keep your eyes open and be careful about anything that looks too good to be true. Perhaps it is.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is a powerful week for you because Venus and Mars are in your sign and each of them is affected by Neptune. Neptune will cast an illusory magical vibe on the energy of these two planets in your sign, which in turn, will make you feel gentle and warm hearted to everyone. You will have a strong desire to relate to others and to make peace where there is discord. You are ready to compromise because you understand both sides of the question. This is a good week to enjoy the company of others. You will also like to take a vacation because you will rank pleasure above work. However, you will assert yourself on behalf of others, especially if you want to defend someone from injustice. Note: This is a wonderful time to dance.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is almost a mystical time for you. In one way, admittedly, you are concerned about money, cash flow, earnings and your possessions. You’re taking stock of your wealth. However, another completely different vibe will affect you at an unconscious level. You will enjoy solitude because you feel content and happy to be in your skin. A strong dreamlike quality might pervade your days and certainly your nights! In fact, your dreams might be vivid and memorable. Personally, you will be selfless in your genuine concern for others. You want what’s best for someone else. You will feel self-denial in love relationships because your highest concern is for your loved one. (Pretty heady stuff!)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is such a powerful time for you! The Sun, Jupiter and Neptune continue to be in your sign; however, this week, they are dancing with Venus and Mars, which will benefit friendships and all your relations with friends and group activities. You will be more loving and affectionate with others. Because your ego energies will be low, you will easily get along with everyone. Romance will be delightful and friendly. For some, a friend will become a lover. Lofty goals will appeal because you believe in yourself more than usual. In fact, you will see that the only thing holding you back was your own lack of confidence. You understand that Richard Bach was right, “Argue for your limitations, and they’re yours.”

20 February 2022 Daily Correspondence Digest for the Southern 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.

From Moongiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is 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 20 has an illumination of 85%. 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 20 the Moon is 18.54 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: 85%
Moon Age: 18.54 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 375,220.65 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,942,323.73 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

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

Sun:02 Pisces 09
Moon:22 Libra 27
Mercury:06 Aquarius 11
Venus:19 Capricorn 32
Mars:20 Capricorn 01
Jupiter:11 Pisces 54
Saturn:17 Aquarius 51
Uranus:11 Taurus 18
Neptune:22 Pisces 06
Pluto:27 Capricorn 33
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 15 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 50 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 06
Chiron:10 Aries 07
Ceres:02 Gemini 10
Pallas:02 Aries 21
Juno:07 Aquarius 31
Vesta:21 Capricorn 09
Eris:23 Aries 50


Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:01 Pisces 57
Moon:19 Libra 38
Mercury:05 Aquarius 57
Venus:19 Capricorn 24
Mars:19 Capricorn 51
Jupiter:11 Pisces 51
Saturn:17 Aquarius 50
Uranus:11 Taurus 17
Neptune:22 Pisces 06
Pluto:27 Capricorn 33
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 16 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 51 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 05
Chiron:10 Aries 07
Ceres:02 Gemini 07
Pallas:02 Aries 17
Juno:07 Aquarius 26
Vesta:21 Capricorn 03
Eris:23 Aries 50

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:01 Pisces 34
Moon:14 Libra 35
Mercury:05 Aquarius 31
Venus:19 Capricorn 09
Mars:19 Capricorn 35
Jupiter:11 Pisces 45
Saturn:17 Aquarius 47
Uranus:11 Taurus 17
Neptune:22 Pisces 05
Pluto:27 Capricorn 32
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 18 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 52 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 02
Chiron:10 Aries 06
Ceres:02 Gemini 03
Pallas:02 Aries 09
Juno:07 Aquarius 17
Vesta:20 Capricorn 51
Eris:23 Aries 50