Crescent ♍ Virgo
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 26 July 2014 at 22:42.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠22° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1890".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2014 after 13 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09.
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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 180 of Meeus index or 1133 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 31 minutes. It is 30 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 47 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 16 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠169.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠192.1°.
Moon is at apogee at 03:27. It is 14 days after previous perigee on 13 July 2014 at 08:27 in ♒ Aquarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 13 days, until point of next perigee on 10 August 2014 at 17:43 in ♒ Aquarius.
This apogee Moon is 406 570 km (252 631 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2014. It is 1 162 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 139 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 18 July 2014 at 21:21 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 4 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 2 August 2014 at 11:26 in ♎ Libra.
22 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
4 days since the previous standstill on 23 July 2014 at 15:36 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.934°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 9 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.827° at the point of next southern standstill on 7 August 2014 at 04:26 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 13 days on 10 August 2014 at 18:09 in ♒ Aquarius 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.