Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon phase on 4 February 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 5 days young Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 30 January 2014 at 21:39.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1888" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 10 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53.
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.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.
Length of current 174 lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 21 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2014. It is 24 minutes shorter than next lunation 175 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 46 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠25.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
5 days after point of perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 7 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 12 February 2014 at 05:09 in ♋ Cancer.
Moon is 379 638 km (235 896 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 7 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 232 km (252 421 mi).
11 days after its ascending node on 24 January 2014 at 02:55 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next day, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus.
11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 27 January 2014 at 16:31 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-19.396°. Next 5 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠19.306° in the next northern standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini.
After 10 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.