First Quarter is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 61% and growing larger.
Moon rises at noon and sets at midnight. It is visible high in the southern sky in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.05% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1916".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 6 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of Leo 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 8 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
Moon reaches point of apogee at 00:27 on this date, 11 days after perigee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52. Lunar orbit starts getting closer, while the Moon moves inward the Earth 14 days ahead until next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.
This apogee Moon is 404 503 km (251 347 mi) away from Earth. It is 905 km farther than mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 206 km closer than the farthest for 21st century.
7 days after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 7 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22.
20 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
3 days after previous North standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.957°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 11 days to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.
After 6 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.