Gibbous ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 2 days on 2 September 2014 at 11:11.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠8° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.3% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1947" and ∠1903".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2014 after 4 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38.
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 9 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 181 of Meeus index or 1134 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 1 minute. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2014. It is 18 minutes longer 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 3 hours and 17 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 46 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠192.1°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠218.3°.
11 days after point of apogee on 24 August 2014 at 06:09 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 368 055 km (228 699 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 358 388 km (222 692 mi).
5 days after ascending node on 29 August 2014 at 13:14 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 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 3 September 2014 at 13:10 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.641°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.579° at the point of next northern standstill on 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini.
In 4 days on 9 September 2014 at 01:38 in ♓ Pisces 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.