24 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 Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination is growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this part of the Moon cycle, the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

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

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on February 24 has an illumination of 44%. 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 24 the Moon is 22.75 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 Crescent
Illumination: 44%
Moon Age: 22.75 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,671.63 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,076,562.53 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

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

Sun:06 Pisces 11
Moon:17 Sagittarius 53
Mercury:11 Aquarius 05
Venus:22 Capricorn 22
Mars:22 Capricorn 59
Jupiter:12 Pisces 51
Saturn:18 Aquarius 19
Uranus:11 Taurus 25
Neptune:22 Pisces 15
Pluto:27 Capricorn 40
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 38 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 33
Chiron:10 Aries 19
Ceres:03 Gemini 03
Pallas:03 Aries 49
Juno:09 Aquarius 06
Vesta:23 Capricorn 09

Eris:23 Aries 52
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6

 

Obliquity of the Nine Planets

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:05 Pisces 58
Moon:14 Sagittarius 56
Mercury:10 Aquarius 49
Venus:22 Capricorn 13
Mars:22 Capricorn 49
Jupiter:12 Pisces 48
Saturn:18 Aquarius 18
Uranus:11 Taurus 24
Neptune:22 Pisces 14
Pluto:27 Capricorn 39
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 10 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 38 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 31
Chiron:10 Aries 19
Ceres:03 Gemini 00
Pallas:03 Aries 44
Juno:09 Aquarius 02
Vesta:23 Capricorn 03
Eris:23 Aries 52
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 

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

Sun:05 Pisces 36
Moon:09 Sagittarius 39
Mercury:10 Aquarius 20
Venus:21 Capricorn 56
Mars:22 Capricorn 33
Jupiter:12 Pisces 43
Saturn:18 Aquarius 15
Uranus:11 Taurus 24
Neptune:22 Pisces 14
Pluto:27 Capricorn 39
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 11 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 39 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 29
Chiron:10 Aries 18
Ceres:02 Gemini 55
Pallas:03 Aries 36
Juno:08 Aquarius 53
Vesta:22 Capricorn 52
Eris:23 Aries 51
Fire:4
Earth:7
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:6
Mutable:6