Gibbous ♌ Leo
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 94% and growing larger. The 12 days young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 6 February 2014 at 19:22.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is leaving the last ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector and will enter ♌ Leo later.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2014 after 2 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 12 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 174 of Meeus index or 1127 from Brown series.
The length of the 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 the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 23 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠8.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠25.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 05:09. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 30 January 2014 at 09:58 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 27 February 2014 at 19:52 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 232 km (252 421 mi) away from Earth. It is 824 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 477 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 5 February 2014 at 12:41 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 20 February 2014 at 03:28 in ♎ Libra.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 9 February 2014 at 15:21 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.306°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.175° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 February 2014 at 01:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 2 days on 14 February 2014 at 23:53 in ♌ Leo the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.