Moon* ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days 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.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1884" and ∠1905".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 16 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 28 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°.
5 days after point of perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 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 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 380 448 km (236 399 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♈ Aries at 11:36 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
8 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 4 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 1 day 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.