26 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 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 26 has an illumination of 22%. 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 26 the Moon is 24.93 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: 22%
Moon Age: 24.93 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,136.99 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,146,434.52 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

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

Sun:08 Pisces 12
Moon:16 Capricorn 27
Mercury:13 Aquarius 41
Venus:23 Capricorn 53
Mars:24 Capricorn 28
Jupiter:13 Pisces 20
Saturn:18 Aquarius 33
Uranus:11 Taurus 28
Neptune:22 Pisces 19
Pluto:27 Capricorn 43
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 04 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 31 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 46
Chiron:10 Aries 25
Ceres:03 Gemini 31
Pallas:04 Aries 34
Juno:09 Aquarius 54
Vesta:24 Capricorn 09
Eris:23 Aries 53
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
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

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

Sun:07 Pisces 59
Moon:13 Capricorn 27
Mercury:13 Aquarius 25
Venus:23 Capricorn 43
Mars:24 Capricorn 18
Jupiter:13 Pisces 17
Saturn:18 Aquarius 32
Uranus:11 Taurus 28
Neptune:22 Pisces 19
Pluto:27 Capricorn 43
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 05 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 32 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 45
Chiron:10 Aries 25
Ceres:03 Gemini 28
Pallas:04 Aries 29
Juno:09 Aquarius 49
Vesta:24 Capricorn 03
Eris:23 Aries 53
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
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

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

Sun:07 Pisces 36
Moon:08 Capricorn 04
Mercury:12 Aquarius 55
Venus:23 Capricorn 26
Mars:24 Capricorn 02
Jupiter:13 Pisces 12
Saturn:18 Aquarius 29
Uranus:11 Taurus 27
Neptune:22 Pisces 18
Pluto:27 Capricorn 42
True Lunar Node:26 Taurus 07 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 33 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 42
Chiron:10 Aries 24
Ceres:03 Gemini 23
Pallas:04 Aries 21
Juno:09 Aquarius 40
Vesta:23 Capricorn 52
Eris:23 Aries 52
Fire:3
Earth:8
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:8
Fixed:6
Mutable:5