Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 14 May 2014 at 19:16.
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 first ∠2° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1953" and ∠1897".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 26 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 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°.
11 days after point of apogee on 6 May 2014 at 10:22 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 367 038 km (228 067 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 099 km (228 105 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 12 May 2014 at 22:06 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 16 May 2014 at 20:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.992°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.023° at the point of next northern standstill on 30 May 2014 at 00:38 in ♊ Gemini.
In 11 days on 28 May 2014 at 18:40 in ♊ Gemini 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.