Gibbous ♉ Taurus
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 90% and growing larger. The 11 days young Moon is in ♉ Taurus.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 29 November 2014 at 10:06.
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 first ∠4° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1915" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2014 after 3 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27.
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 184 of Meeus index or 1137 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 4 minutes. It is 1 hour and 26 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 20 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 43 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠289.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠318°.
5 days after point of perigee on 27 November 2014 at 23:11 in ♒ Aquarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 9 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 12 December 2014 at 23:02 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 374 249 km (232 548 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 9 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 584 km (251 397 mi).
1 day after descending node on 2 December 2014 at 08:32 in ♈ Aries. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 13 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 16 December 2014 at 13:27 in ♎ Libra.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♎ Libra, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
9 days since the previous standstill on 24 November 2014 at 08:17 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-18.625°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠18.660° at the point of next northern standstill on 7 December 2014 at 09:06 in ♊ Gemini.
In 3 days on 6 December 2014 at 12:27 in ♊ Gemini 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.