Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 92% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 7 April 2014 at 08:31.
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.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.27% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1797" and ∠1914".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of Virgo 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
3 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 10 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.
Moon is 398 784 km (247 793 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 3 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 10 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
11 days after its descending node on 1 April 2014 at 02:30, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22.
24 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
7 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 7 days to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.
After 2 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.