19 November 2022 Southern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

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For Your Local Time and Date 

Southeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America 

 19 November 2022
03:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM BRT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Scorpio 15
Moon:02 Libra 10
Mercury:03 Sagittarius 32
Venus:04 Sagittarius 14
Mars:22 Gemini 43 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 50 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 14
Uranus:16 Taurus 29 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 32

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 21
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 24

Chiron:12 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 37
Pallas:25 Cancer 54
Juno:10 Pisces 40
Vesta:29 Aquarius 39

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


Southern Hemisphere

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

 19 November 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM SAST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:27 Scorpio 02
Moon:29 Virgo 29
Mercury:03 Sagittarius 12
Venus:03 Sagittarius 58
Mars:22 Gemini 46 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 50 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 13
Uranus:16 Taurus 30 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 32

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 21
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 27 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 23

Chiron:12 Aries 27 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 33
Pallas:25 Cancer 52
Juno:10 Pisces 37
Vesta:29 Aquarius 36

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


Southwestern Hemisphere

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

19 November 2022
01:00 am GMT 12:00 PM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Scorpio 40
Moon:24 Virgo 43
Mercury:02 Sagittarius 37
Venus:03 Sagittarius 30
Mars:22 Gemini 52 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 50 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 12
Uranus:16 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 42 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 31

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 21
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 20

Chiron:12 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 25
Pallas:25 Cancer 49
Juno:10 Pisces 33
Vesta:29 Aquarius 30

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


A Thought for Today

Blessed be dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests, may your life be filled with all things positive! 

November 18, 2022 Daily Horoscopes

Click here to read Georgi Nicols Daily Horoscopes 

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Because you’re in a resourceful frame of mind today, you will see a better way to deal with debt, loans and mortgages, or how to share something with someone else, including an inheritance. If you speak up, others will listen.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You might confront someone today who is powerful. They might want to tell you how to improve things or do something better. Perhaps their ideas are worth consideration? (Never hurts to listen.) You might have a discussion about how to improve the relationship itself.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today you will accomplish a lot because you’re ready to work hard. Not only that, you want to work smart, and look for ways to improve things. You might start by getting rid of what you don’t need. Some of you will likewise, look for ways to improve your health as well.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Discussions with romantic partners will be intense and powerful today. In fact, because there is a tendency to get rid of excess, or messy situations, some of you might actually end a relationship. Parents should be patient with their kids today. Look for better ways to deal with things.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is the perfect day to deal with garbage areas, recycling, bathrooms and plumbing issues. Start by cleaning up messy areas and getting rid of what you no longer need. Be ruthless. Try to strip things back to the basics so that you can begin to create what you want.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The Moon is still in your sign today, which will make you emotional. It also gives you a little advantage, which you can use. Meanwhile, you might try to convince others to see your way of thinking because very likely, you see a better way of doing something. “Drip dry! No fuss!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

You’ve been thinking a lot about your cash flow and money scene lately. Because you’re in a resourceful frame of mind today, you might see new ways of earning money? At the very least, you will probably see new uses for something that you already own. Clever you!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is the perfect day to take a realistic look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do to improve the image you create on your world. New hairstyle? New clothing? Shoes? After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you might plumb deeply in terms of thinking about your inner world, your deeper values, your secrets, and your hopes and your fears. Now and then, we just have one of those shower conversations when we seem to ponder the big questions in the universe. That day has arrived.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You might attract powerful friends you today. Or you might encounter someone who is intense and powerful in a group situation. It will behoove you to listen to what the stars say, because they might see ways to help you or to improve a situation. Be open to suggestions.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your interactions with bosses, parents and the police will be powerful today. Someone in authority might try to tell you what to do. Or you might try to explain something to them. Either way, make an effort to get on the same page because people just want to sort things out, which is good.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today you’re attracted to deep philosophy, mysterious ideas, UFOs or paranormal activity. You’re intrigued with the answers to the big questions. Well, the bottom line is you want to learn something fascinating.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actor Owen Wilson (1968) shares your birthday today. You are courageous and dedicated to what you believe is important. You are perceptive and generous to others because you care. This is a year of attainment for you. Expect promotions, awards and acknowledgement of your efforts. It’s your turn to take a bow. Bravo!

November 18, 2022 Birthday Horoscope

Happy Birthday! May the next year of your life be better than the past year!  

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org 

NOVEMBER 18 birthday horoscope predicts that you are an amazing Scorpio. With everything you do, it comes with your customized signature. People look at your work and can recognize your style. You have a magnetic persona.

The November 18 birthday personality isn’t the one to back away from a challenge either. You have an energy that is vibrant and even aggressive. Those giving you an argument will not have the last word. Your opponents should know it’s a no-win situation for them.

The November 18th horoscope predicts that you are exceptionally devoted, extremely affectionate and passionate. You are motivated by a job that gives you a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.

Along with that, you fancy being partnered up with someone one who is special to you. Love is important to this Scorpio birthday. It controls how you perform personally and professionally. If your love life is good, then chances are you are happy.

However, if you and your partner are not in a good place, then you are likely to have a foul mood at work as well. Try to do better, leave your personal life at home when you come to work. Likewise, when someone is upset at the workplace, you tend to feel their mental pain.

As the 18th November zodiac sign is Scorpio, you know how to get your way. Sometimes, it can be hard for you to give up something that may have an emotional attachment with. Some of those ties have a heavy bearing on your decisions in life.

Additionally, the November 18 birthday personality are extremely sympathetic to others’ needs. Although you may be serious, you have a lighter side that is witty. You know that laughter is contagious and could have an effect on someone’s bad attitude.

Future of person who born on 18 November shows you are likely powerful individuals. You, on the other hand, may have a dark side as well. If at all possible, you try to avoid conflicts and strife.

You have a sense of where you are going in life. This could only lead to the destruction of a well deserved good reputation. But to push this Scorpion into a corner would not be a wise decision. You can be creative people when it comes to revenge.

As far as friends go, you try to be selective and are suspicious of people that kiss up to others, or of people that are overly happy and of people who engage in gossip. For these reasons, the November 18 birthday personality don’t make friends right away.

It’s also difficult for you to accept people as your equal leaving others with the idea that you think that you are superior. However, you will find someone who feels like you and will happily share your ideas with that person. The bottom line is this, you want someone with the same qualities and confidence as you.

The November 18 zodiac shows that you take health issues seriously. You are always busy or actively doing something. You’re no couch potato. Your lifestyle enables you to keep a fit body. Most people are jealous of your ability to eat anything you want. You know what to eat and when to eat it. This system seems to work for you as you have been plagued with other programs that didn’t pan out.

The November 18th astrology predicts that career moves for this Scorpio are usually calculated. You don’t like risks or too many changes. Therefore, you like being the shot-caller when it comes to your occupation. You want to be at the forefront.

As a rule, you will be the one to handle your banking. It’s not likely that you’ll let anyone have that much power over you. From time to time, you will step out of your comfort zone and do something totally out of the ordinary. This can shock those that know you.

For a Scorpio with a birthday on November 18, you want to be remembered for having done something in life that makes a difference. You are extremely giving and can be aggressive when it comes to this notion.

As a Scorpio, you don’t give in easily and can stand up to anyone in an argument. It’s been said that you like a challenge. It’s never a good idea to cross a person born on this November 18 birthday. You pack quite a sting. When it comes to your health, you’re on the right track.


Famous People And Celebrities Born On November 18

Jake Abel, Mike Epps, Linda Evans, Delroy Lindo, David Ortiz, Nasim Pedrad, Damon Wayans

See: Famous Celebrities Born On November 18

This Day That Year – November 18 In History

1805 – First-time woman’s club formed; Female Charitable Society consisted of 30 women.
1894 – NY World newspaper is first to publish Sunday comics.
1920 – The infamous Apollo Theater in NYC opens.
1951 – First time any man contests the major league draft.

November 18  Vrishchika Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
November 18 Chinese Zodiac PIG

November 18 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mars that symbolizes courage, passion, your drive, and aggressive personality.

November 18 Birthday Symbols

The Scorpion Is The Symbol For The Scorpio Sun Sign

November 18 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Moon. This card symbolizes your confusion over many issues in your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Seven of Cups and King of Wands

November 18 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This match is based on firm foundations.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Aquarius: This relationship can lead to tears.

See Also:

November 18 Lucky Numbers

Number 9 – This number represents your humanitarian and selfless nature.
Number 2 – This number signifies your harmonious and diplomatic personality.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Color For November 18 Birthday

Red: This color stands for passion, strength, heat, determination, and danger.

Lucky Day For November 18 Birthday

Tuesday – The day of planet Mars that stands for a competitive and progressive personality.

November 18 Birthstone Topaz

Your lucky gemstone is Topaz which symbolizes hope, destiny and the effects of Karma on your life.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On November 18th

A nature-surviving course for the man and fragrant candles or incense for the woman. The November 18 birthday personality like to be pampered and pamper others.

November 18 2022 Moon Goddess Current Phase

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.  

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a aning Crescent phase. This phase is best viewed just before the sunrise in the western sky. 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. 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 November 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Crescent Phase

The Waning Crescent on November 18 has an illumination of 32%. 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 November 18 the Moon is 23.93 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.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 32%
Moon Age: 23.93 days
Moon Angle: 0.50
Moon Distance: 396,026.83 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 147,853,714.34 km

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.

Useful Moon Resources

November 18, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions

If you want to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link 


To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for your local time use this link 

For Your Local Time and Date 

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA 

November 18, 2022
08:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Scorpio 27
Moon:22 Virgo 05
Mercury:02 Sagittarius 18
Venus:03 Sagittarius 14
Mars:22 Gemini 56 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 51 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 12
Uranus:16 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 31

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 20
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 29 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 19

Chiron:12 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 20
Pallas:25 Cancer 48
Juno:10 Pisces 30
Vesta:29 Aquarius 27

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA 

November 18, 2022
06:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Scorpio 22
Moon:21 Virgo 02
Mercury:02 Sagittarius 10
Venus:03 Sagittarius 08
Mars:22 Gemini 57 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 51 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 11
Uranus:16 Taurus 31 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 31

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 20
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 30 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 18

Chiron:12 Aries 28 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 18
Pallas:25 Cancer 47
Juno:10 Pisces 29
Vesta:29 Aquarius 25

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe 

18 November 2022
11:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CET
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Scorpio 04
Moon:17 Virgo 23
Mercury:01 Sagittarius 43
Venus:02 Sagittarius 46
Mars:23 Gemini 02 Rx
Jupiter:28 Pisces 51 Rx
Saturn:19 Aquarius 11
Uranus:16 Taurus 32 Rx
Neptune:22 Pisces 43 Rx
Pluto:26 Capricorn 31

True Lunar Node:13 Taurus 20
Mean Lunar Node:12 Taurus 31 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):24 Cancer 17

Chiron:12 Aries 29 Rx
Ceres:20 Virgo 12
Pallas:25 Cancer 45
Juno:10 Pisces 25
Vesta:29 Aquarius 21

Eris:24 Aries 10 Rx


November 18 Divination Journal

Tarot Card

From Tarotx.net – Wildwood Tarot Deck

King of Stones * Wolf – Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

I. The Position of King of Stones Wildwood Tarot on The Wheel

II. The Meaning of King of Stones Wildwood Tarot

III. The interpretation of King of Stones Wildwood Tarot

IV. The guideline of King of Stones Wildwood Tarot

V. Keywords and extensions of King of Stones Wildwood Tarot


From The Rune Site – Gothic Runes


Sound: “t”
Stands for: Victory
Casting meaning: This rune symbolizes victory, goals attained, and earthly strength though male power.

Witches Rune

From wizardforest.com


Rune Wave is also known as Spiral – on of the oldest symbols. The spiral represents water everywhere, as well as power and movement. The fallen rune means that water flow won’t let you control something. It’s no sense to plough the sand, you should let it go. Water will flow you in necessary direction. Rely on the Universe will. You shouldn’t fight. Everything will work out on it’s own.

Key words: confidence, indefinite position, let it go, drift

Moon phase: waning Moon, dark Moon

Element: Water

Druid Ogham

From A Druid Ogham


Intention, beginnings, births, pioneer spirit

Birch (Betula spp.)

Letter: B

Well dignified: An intention with good potential. Bravery. Breaking free. Ending bad habits. Getting unstuck. The start of something good. A new way of thinking. An invention or fresh approach. The ability of getting outside yourself and fossilized modes of thinking. Breaking out of the box. Being the change instead of just talking about it.

Humans learn through mimesis, so it is only because of the brave souls willing to put their necks out for change that anything improves in the world. Beith indicates the willingness to follow through with an intention so you can change yourself and your world for the better. At first, it’s possible nobody will follow you, but Beith says you have the courage to get it done.

Every day is a new opportunity to become a better person than you were yesterday, no matter how tiny the improvement. What can you do, even if it is a tiny action or possibly inaction depending on the circumstance, to be kinder, braver, humbler, more honest with yourself, more generous, and more grateful than you were yesterday, last week, last year, or last decade?

Questions when you draw Beith: …

I Ching

From IChingOnline.net

Hexagram Twenty – Four / 24

Fu / Return

Thunder regenerates deep within Earth’s womb:
Sage rulers recognized that the end of Earth’s seasonal cycle was also the starting point of a new year and a time for dormancy.
They closed the passes at the Solstice to enforce a rest from commerce and activity.
The ruler himself did not travel.

You have passed this way before but you are not regressing.
This is progress, for the cycle now repeats itself, and this time you are aware that it truly is a cycle.
The return of old familiars is welcome.
You can be as sure of this cycle as you are that seven days bring the start of a new week.
Use this dormancy phase to plan which direction you will grow.


You are about to experience a rebirth — about to be given another chance, a new lease on life.
You have persevered, gone the distance through an entire cycle — through the Spring of hope or new passion, through a Summer of growth and building, only to be sacrificed like the archetypal Harvest King at the Autumn reaping.
You lie dormant like seed beneath Winter snows now, healing and absorbing new energies in preparation for the new young Spring coming shortly to your life.


From World Numerology


The Numerology Meaning of the Number 8: BALANCE & POWER

The most misunderstood number in numerology.

In Numerology, both novices and professionals alike tend to focus on the “money and power” image of the 8. Often when a client requests a name change consultation, it’s because they want to add 8s to their chart with the mistaken belief it will bring them money and power.

It is true that the 8, more than any other number, emphasizes the areas of career, business, finances, and authority.

As with other single-digit numbers, the shape reflects its most important attribute; in the case of the 8 it signifies balance. The 8 is the great Karmic Equalizer, a force that creates just as efficiently as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured you will reap what you’ve sown.

The 8 creates a balance between the material and spiritual worlds.

At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. The sacred side of the 8 is practical, rational, and intelligent. It knows the difference between make-believe and genuine realization.

On the material plane, it is focused on results – often in the form of money – yet it doesn’t care about acquiring wealth merely for the sake of being wealthy. It is not greedy; it sees money as a tool not an end-result. It is generous and willing to take risks.

People with strong 8s in their charts often make and lose fortunes more than once during their life.

The 8 doesn’t consider bankruptcy a reason to slow down or feel sorry for themselves – and they usually come out stronger and more success-oriented than before.

Some of the more recognizable traits of the 8 are drive, ambition, authority, efficiency, organization, management, discipline, and control. Individuals with the 8 in their core numbers are goal-oriented, focused, have good judgment, are discriminate, and practical. In short, the 8 is a realist.

Its closest relative is the 1, as both numbers are powerful, have strong leadership skills, and will not shy away from confrontation. While the 1 lacks diplomatic skills and an understanding of human nature (typical traits of the 2), the 8 does exhibit those abilities. This is perhaps the principal reason why the 8 tends to do well in business and authority roles – the military and law enforcement also attract many 8s.

When the 8 appears in your personality profile chart, it indicates the presence of the character traits mentioned earlier as well as the potential to be successful and prosperous. Hence, the reason so many people hope to manipulate their charts by adding one or more 8s.

While the 8 carries enticing gifts, its energy needs to be supported by other numbers for it to flourish. The 4 helps keep an eye on the all-important details, and the 9 keeps the 8 in touch with their humanity.

Be careful what you ask for.

If you decide to change your name to add one or more…

Angel Number

From Informationsiries.com

What is the meaning and view of the angel number “100”?

Do you know the angel number? It’s one of the numerology, but it’s not difficult. In our daily lives we are surrounded by numbers.

However, have you ever noticed the time on the clock, the license plate of the car, the numbers printed on the receipt, etc.? Or you may see the same numbers over and over again. Because these numbers are the angel numbers, the messages that angels are sending to us.

Angels cannot talk to us directly. That’s why it sends us a message through the numbers. From now on, I will explain the outline of the message that the angel wants to convey to us through the angel number “100”.

15 messages from the angel with angel number “100”

Angels are sending you a message …



Animal Spirit Guide or Helper

From zodiacsigns-horoscope.com


Spell for Today – Prosperity Tea

Kitchen witch spells are a popular way of doing witchcraft, utilizing cooking and food as part of your rituals. It’s an older form of magick that goes back to the days when many women knew about magickal ideas and used them to make every day spells, cures and remedies right in the kitchen.

Prosperity Tea

A nice cup of herbal tea can help bring a little added financial boost to your life, with this old kitchen witch spell recipe. You might need a little honey to sweeten it up, but that’s up to you (it won’t effect the spell). These herbs are easy enough to find in most kitchens:

  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of minced fresh ginger
  • A sprinkling of ground nutmeg
  • A sprinkling of ground flax

Boil a cup of water and add all 4 herbal ingredients. Give it a stir and let it steep for at least 10 minutes. While it steeps, visualize the need you have for extra money and how your life would be better if you have more abundance. You can repeat a chant for money while it steeps if you want as well, like this one from the magic chants page.

One coin here, one coin there
Prosperity is everywhere
I need some wealth,
Financial health
I just need my share

Strain out the ginger bits and herbs, add honey if you want, and drink the entire cup before it gets cold.

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence for Friday

Ruler: Freya, Venus

Colors: Emerald green or pink

Power Hours: Sunrise and the 8th, 16th, and 24th hours following.

Key Words: Love, money, health

It is easy to spot the ruler of this day by its name. In the word Friday, we see the roots of the name of the Norse goddess Freya, a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses thus the verse “Friday’s child is loving and giving.”

In Spanish this day of the week is called Viernes and is derived from the goddess Venus. Matters of love, human interaction, the fluidity of communication, sewing and the creation of artistic garments, household improvement, shopping, and party planning all fall under the aspects of Friday and its ruling planet, Venus.

Friday’s angels are Ariel/Uriel, Rachiel, and Sachiel. Rachiel also concerns himself with human sexuality and is a presiding spirit of the planet Venus.

On Fridays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Venus, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest four hours for conducting ritual.
Check the local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.


Gypsy Magic

November 18 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 November 18

The protostar L1527, shown in this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, is embedded within a cloud of material that is feeding its growth. Material ejected from the star has cleared out cavities above and below it, whose boundaries glow orange and blue in this infrared view. The upper central region displays bubble-like shapes due to stellar ‘burps,’ or sporadic ejections. Webb also detects filaments made of molecular hydrogen that has been shocked by past stellar ejections. Intriguingly, the edges of the cavities at upper left and lower right appear straight, while the boundaries at upper right and lower left are curved. The region at lower right appears blue, as there’s less dust between it and Webb than the orange regions above it.

The Protostar within L1527

Image Credit: Science – NASAESACSASTScINIRCam
Processing – Joseph DePasquale (STScI), Anton M. Koekemoer (STScI), Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

Explanation: The protostar within dark cloud L1527 is a mere 100,000 years old, still embedded in the cloud of gas and dust that feeds its growth. In this NIRCam image from the James Webb Space Telescope, the dark band at the neck of the infrared nebula is a thick disk that surrounds the young stellar object. Viewed nearly edge-on and a little larger than our Solar System, the disk ultimately supplies material to the protostar while hiding it from Webb’s direct infrared view. The nebula itself is seen in stunning detail though. Illuminated by infrared light from the protostar, the hourglass-shaped nebula’s cavities are created as material ejected in the star-forming process plows through the surrounding medium. As the protostar gains mass it will eventually become a full-fledged star, collapsing and igniting nuclear fusion in its core. A likely analog to our own Sun and Solar System in their early infancy, the protostar within dark cloud L1527 lies some 460 light-years distant in the Taurus star-forming region. Webb’s NIRCam image spans about 0.3 light-years.

November 18 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1477 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton at his press in London

1626 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica

1916 British General Douglas Haig finally calls off the 1st Battle of the Somme in World War I after more than 1 million soldiers had been killed or wounded

1978 In Jonestown, Guyana, 918 members of the Peoples Temple are murdered or commit suicide under the leadership of cult leader Jim Jones

1993 Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution

Today’s Historical Events

326 Old St. Peter’s Basilica consecrated in Rome (stood 4th – 16th century), later replaced by current Basilica

794 Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicates Roman Catholic Emperor Otto IV

1302 Pope Boniface VIII issues papal bull (decree) “Unam sanctam” emphasizing the higher position of the spiritual in comparison with the secular order

1307 William Tell reputedly shoots apple off his son’s head

1421 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands

1424 Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1928 Walt Disney‘s “Steamboat Willie” released, first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon

1930 Musical “Smiles” with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

1932 “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1932 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. “Grand Hotel” and Helen Hayes also win.

1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1959 “Ben-Hur” directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Academy Awards Best Picture 1960)

1974 “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” by English progressive rock band Genesis is released, their last to feature original frontman Peter Gabriel

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1883 Antonín Dvořák’s “Husitska” (Hussite Overture) premieres at the gala opening of the Prague National Theater

1911 Ludwig Thuille’s opera “Lobetanz” first American performance

1919 H Tierney & J McCarthy’s musical “Irene” premieres in NYC

1945 Arnold Schoenberg‘s Prelude for orchestra & mixed choir, premieres

1961 “Gay Life” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances

1961 “Kwamina” closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances

1975 “Rufus featuring Chaka Khan” 4th studio album by Rufus is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1976)

1984 “3 Musketeers” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1905 10th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-0 in Birmingham

1949 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

1951 Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

1960 Charlie Finley makes a bid to purchase expansion LA Angels

1964 Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson wins American League MVP

1966 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow

1970 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1970 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

A Laugh for Today

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