Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 29 April 2014 at 06:14.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠21° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1800" and ∠1904".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 12 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 177 of Meeus index or 1130 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 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 18 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 51 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠112.5°.
9 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 398 297 km (247 490 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 319 km (251 232 mi).
4 days after descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 15:59 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠18.961°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-18.992° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 16 May 2014 at 20:10.
In 12 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio 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.