Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 16 March 2014 at 17:09.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 26 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.08% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1868" and ∠1927".
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 175 of Meeus index or 1128 from Brown series.
Length of current 175 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 45 minutes. It is 45 minutes shorter than next lunation 176.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 59 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 10 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠25.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠46.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
7 days after point of apogee on 11 March 2014 at 19:46, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 8 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30.
Moon is 383 627 km (238 375 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 7 days, distance is 405 367 km (251 883 mi). Moon moves closer next 8 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 706 km (227 239 mi).
Moon is in ascending node at 06:30 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30.
At 06:30 on this date Moon completes the old and enters a new draconic month.
10 days after previous North standstill on 8 March 2014 at 22:54, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.084°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 3 days to face South declination of ∠-18.997° in the next southern standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28.
After 11 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.