Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
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 3 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 26 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.78% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1926" and ∠1911".
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 18 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°).
9 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 4 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27.
Moon is 372 241 km (231 300 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 503 km (251 347 mi). Moon moves closer next 4 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
2 days after its ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36.
2 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
13 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 1 day to face South declination of ∠-18.946° in the next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55.
After 10 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 29 April 2014 at 06:14.