Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 2% and getting smaller.
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 21 May 2014 at 12:59.
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 2.37% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1849" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June after 16 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
Moon is passing about ∠20° of Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
Moon is 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°).
9 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58, 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 3 June 2014 at 04:25.
Moon is 387 618 km (240 855 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 9 days, distance is 367 099 km (228 105 mi). Moon moves farther next 6 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
1 day after its descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 12 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36.
14 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
10 days after previous South standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-18.992°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 2 days to face North declination of ∠19.023° in the next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38.
After 1 day the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 28 May 2014 at 18:40.