Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 14% and growing larger. The 4 days young Moon is in ♐ Sagittarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 23 October 2014 at 21:57.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1907" and ∠1931".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2014 after 10 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23.
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 183 of Meeus index or 1136 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 1 hour and 32 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 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠252.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠289.3°.
9 days after point of apogee on 18 October 2014 at 06:05 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 3 November 2014 at 00:21 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 375 821 km (233 524 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 6 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 367 871 km (228 584 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 23 October 2014 at 00:46 in ♎ Libra. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 5 November 2014 at 03:13 in ♈ Aries.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
13 days since the previous standstill on 13 October 2014 at 13:34 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠18.517°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-18.539° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 October 2014 at 01:03 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 6 November 2014 at 22:23 in ♉ Taurus 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.