23 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 Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the Moon is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side will be dark. For those of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

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

Today’s Last Quarter Phase

The Last Quarter on February 23 has an illumination of 55%. 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 23 the Moon is 21.68 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: Last Quarter
Illumination: 55%
Moon Age: 21.68 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 365,161.04 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,042,298.57 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

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

Sun:05 Pisces 11
Moon:03 Sagittarius 48
Mercury:09 Aquarius 49
Venus:21 Capricorn 38
Mars:22 Capricorn 14
Jupiter:12 Pisces 37
Saturn:18 Aquarius 12
Uranus:11 Taurus 23
Neptune:22 Pisces 13
Pluto:27 Capricorn 38
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 11
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 26
Chiron:10 Aries 16
Ceres:02 Gemini 49
Pallas:03 Aries 27
Juno:08 Aquarius 43
Vesta:22 Capricorn 39
Eris:23 Aries 51
Fire:4
Earth:7
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

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

Sun:04 Pisces 58
Moon:00 Sagittarius 53
Mercury:09 Aquarius 33
Venus:21 Capricorn 29
Mars:22 Capricorn 05
Jupiter:12 Pisces 34
Saturn:18 Aquarius 11
Uranus:11 Taurus 22
Neptune:22 Pisces 12
Pluto:27 Capricorn 38
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 11
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 41 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 25
Chiron:10 Aries 16
Ceres:02 Gemini 47
Pallas:03 Aries 22
Juno:08 Aquarius 38
Vesta:22 Capricorn 33
Eris:23 Aries 51
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6

 

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:04 Pisces 35
Moon:25 Scorpio 39
Mercury:09 Aquarius 05
Venus:21 Capricorn 13
Mars:21 Capricorn 48
Jupiter:12 Pisces 29
Saturn:18 Aquarius 08
Uranus:11 Taurus 22
Neptune:22 Pisces 11
Pluto:27 Capricorn 37
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 43 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 22
Chiron:10 Aries 15
Ceres:02 Gemini 42
Pallas:03 Aries 14
Juno:08 Aquarius 29
Vesta:22 Capricorn 22
Eris:23 Aries 51
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:4
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5