Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 18% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 29 April 2014 at 06:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.38% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1785" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May after 11 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of Cancer 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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.
Length of current 177 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. 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 lunation true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the 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°).
10 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 2 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22.
Moon is 401 448 km (249 448 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 10 days, distance is 369 765 km (229 761 mi). Moon moves farther next 2 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
5 days after its descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06.
17 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠18.961°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 13 days to face South declination of ∠-18.992° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10.
After 11 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.