Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 28 May 2014 at 18:40.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1793" and ∠1893".
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June 2014 after 13 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 2 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 178 of Meeus index or 1131 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 28 minutes. It is 1 hour and 5 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 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠112.5°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠144.1°.
12 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 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 399 793 km (248 420 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 3 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 956 km (251 628 mi).
4 days after descending node on 25 May 2014 at 17:56 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra.
17 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 00:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠19.023°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-19.033° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 13 June 2014 at 06:03.
In 13 days on 13 June 2014 at 04:11 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.