Crescent ♓ Pisces
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 22 April 2014 at 07:52.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠19° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1970" and ∠1908".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 21 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at perigee at 00:27. It is 14 days after previous apogee on 8 April 2014 at 14:52 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo.
This perigee Moon is 369 765 km (229 761 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 257 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 591 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
7 days after ascending node on 15 April 2014 at 13:22 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries.
7 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
3 days since the previous standstill on 19 April 2014 at 12:55 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.946°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.961° at the point of next northern standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 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.