Crescent ♉ Taurus
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 21 May 2014 at 12:59.
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 ∠8° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1872" and ∠1894".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 17 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
8 days after point of perigee on 18 May 2014 at 11:58 in ♑ Capricorn. 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 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 382 866 km (237 902 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 7 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
1 day after descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
9 days 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 3 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 2 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.