28 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 28 has an illumination of 6%. 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 28 the Moon is 27.12 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: 6%
Moon Age: 27.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 369,037.53 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,218,025.30 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

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

Sun:10 Pisces 12
Moon:15 Aquarius 13
Mercury:16 Aquarius 24
Venus:25 Capricorn 27
Mars:25 Capricorn 57
Jupiter:13 Pisces 49
Saturn:18 Aquarius 47
Uranus:11 Taurus 32
Neptune:22 Pisces 24
Pluto:27 Capricorn 46
True Lunar Node:25 Taurus 47 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 25 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 59
Chiron:10 Aries 32
Ceres:04 Gemini 00
Pallas:05 Aries 18
Juno:10 Aquarius 42
Vesta:25 Capricorn 09
Eris:23 Aries 54
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

 

Southern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:10 Pisces 00
Moon:12 Aquarius 14
Mercury:16 Aquarius 07
Venus:25 Capricorn 17
Mars:25 Capricorn 48
Jupiter:13 Pisces 46
Saturn:18 Aquarius 45
Uranus:11 Taurus 32
Neptune:22 Pisces 23
Pluto:27 Capricorn 46
True Lunar Node:25 Taurus 49 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 26 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 58
Chiron:10 Aries 31
Ceres:03 Gemini 57
Pallas:05 Aries 14
Juno:10 Aquarius 37
Vesta:25 Capricorn 03
Eris:23 Aries 54
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5

Southwestern Hemisphere

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

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

Sun:09 Pisces 37
Moon:06 Aquarius 51
Mercury:15 Aquarius 36
Venus:24 Capricorn 59
Mars:25 Capricorn 31
Jupiter:13 Pisces 41
Saturn:18 Aquarius 43
Uranus:11 Taurus 31
Neptune:22 Pisces 22
Pluto:27 Capricorn 45
True Lunar Node:25 Taurus 53 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:26 Taurus 27 Rx
Lilith (Black Moon):24 Gemini 55

Chiron:10 Aries 30

Ceres:03 Gemini 52
Pallas:05 Aries 05
Juno:10 Aquarius 28

Vesta:24 Capricorn 51
Eris:23 Aries 53
Fire:3
Earth:7
Air:6
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:7
Mutable:5