Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
The Full Moon on this date is the Pink Moon of April.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.93% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1857" and ∠1912".
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through 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°).
6 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 7 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.
Moon is 386 016 km (239 859 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 6 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 7 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
Moon is in ascending node at 13:22 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 28 April 2014 at 11:36.
At 13:22 on this date Moon completes the old and enters a new draconic month.
10 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 4 days to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.
The Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.