Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 13 June 2014 at 04:11.
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 about ∠12° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.7% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1959" and ∠1889".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2014 after 27 days on 12 July 2014 at 11:25.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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°.
11 days after point of apogee on 3 June 2014 at 04:25 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 15 June 2014 at 03:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 365 827 km (227 314 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 062 km (224 975 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 9 June 2014 at 05:36 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 21 June 2014 at 20:30 in ♈ Aries.
5 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 13 June 2014 at 06:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.033°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.035° at the point of next northern standstill on 26 June 2014 at 08:34 in ♊ Gemini.
In 12 days on 27 June 2014 at 08:09 in ♋ Cancer 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.