Gibbous ♋ Cancer
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 8 January 2014 at 03:39.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 2 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.09% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1781" and ∠1951".
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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
11 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 2 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53.
Moon is 402 400 km (250 040 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 11 days, distance is 356 922 km (221 781 mi). Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 537 km (252 610 mi).
4 days after its descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55.
16 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
At 08:14 on this date Moon meets its North standstill point and reaches northern declination of ∠19.501°. Next 14 days lunar orbit moves southward in opposite direction to face South declination of ∠-19.396° in its southern standstill point on 27 January 2014 at 16:31. This is the northernmost standstill for 2014.
After 2 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.