Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 22% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 1 January 2014 at 11:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.56% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1940" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 10 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of Pisces tropical zodiac sector.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.
Length of current 173 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than next lunation 174.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 49 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠8.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
3 days after point of perigee on 1 January 2014 at 21:00, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53.
Moon is 369 390 km (229 528 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 356 922 km (221 781 mi). Moon moves farther next 10 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 537 km (252 610 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 28 December 2013 at 00:21, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26.
8 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
5 days after previous South standstill on 31 December 2013 at 04:49, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.537°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 7 days to face North declination of ∠19.501° in the next northern standstill on 13 January 2014 at 08:14.
After 10 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.