Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠12° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 15 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1860" and ∠1905".
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 06:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.
29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes is the length of new lunation 177. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 178.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠112.5°. 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 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 6 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22.
Moon is 385 275 km (239 399 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 6 days, distance is 369 765 km (229 761 mi). Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 13 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06.
13 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving through the last part of current draconic month.
9 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 3 days to face North declination of ∠18.961° in the next northern standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.