Crescent ♊ Gemini
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.
Moon is passing about ∠17° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 12 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.83% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1919".
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.
Length of current 176 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 minutes shorter than next lunation 177.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 55 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠76.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 6 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52.
Moon is 388 073 km (241 137 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 5 days, distance is 365 706 km (227 239 mi). Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 503 km (251 347 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22.
14 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
10 days after previous South standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.997°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 2 days to face North declination of ∠18.957° in the next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12.
After 12 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.