Crescent ♉ Taurus
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 4% and growing larger. The 2 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 30 March 2014 at 18:45.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1871" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2014 after 13 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 176 of Meeus index or 1129 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes. It is 56 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 1 hour and 14 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 55 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠46.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠76.9°.
4 days after point of perigee on 27 March 2014 at 18:30 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 7 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer.
The Moon is 383 195 km (238 106 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 503 km (251 347 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 02:30 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 23 March 2014 at 07:28 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.997°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.957° at the point of next northern standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42 in ♎ Libra 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.