Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 9% and getting smaller.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 22 April 2014 at 07:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.18% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1929" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 18 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of Aries 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 9 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22.
Moon is 371 581 km (230 890 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 3 days, distance is 369 765 km (229 761 mi). Moon moves farther next 9 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36.
10 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
6 days after previous South standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.946°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 6 days to face North declination of ∠18.961° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59.
After 2 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.