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

 

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

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