Quarter* ♌ Leo
Moon phase on 6 May 2014 Tuesday is Waxing Crescent, 7 days young Moon is in Leo.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 7 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 ∠9° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2014 after 8 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 7 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.
Length of current 177 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 26 minutes. It is 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than next lunation 178 length.
Length of current synodic month is 18 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 51 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠76.9°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠112.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 10:22, this is 13 days after last perigee on 23 April 2014 at 00:27 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 11 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 319 km (251 232 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's closest apogee of 2014. It is 1 089 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 268 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
8 days after its descending node on 28 April 2014 at 11:36 in ♈ Aries, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
3 days after previous North standstill on 2 May 2014 at 15:59 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠18.961°. Next 10 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-18.992° in the next southern standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 8 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.