Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 15 April 2014 at 07:42.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1904" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 27 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
8 days after point of apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 5 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius.
The Moon is 376 529 km (233 964 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 5 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 765 km (229 761 mi).
1 day after ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 5 April 2014 at 07:12 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.957°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.946° at the point of next southern standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 11 days on 29 April 2014 at 06:14 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.