Crescent ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 16 September 2014 at 02:05.
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 ∠16° of ♌ Leo tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2014 after 17 days on 8 October 2014 at 10:51.
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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
Moon is at apogee at 14:22. It is 12 days after previous perigee on 8 September 2014 at 03:29 in ♓ Pisces. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 15 days, until point of next perigee on 6 October 2014 at 09:41 in ♓ Pisces.
This apogee Moon is 405 846 km (252 181 mi) away from Earth. It is 438 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 863 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
9 days after descending node on 11 September 2014 at 07:32 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 5 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 25 September 2014 at 17:41 in ♎ Libra.
21 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 16 September 2014 at 05:15 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.579°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠-18.528° at the point of next southern standstill on 30 September 2014 at 19:29 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 3 days on 24 September 2014 at 06:14 in ♎ Libra 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.