Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 26% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 11 January 2013 at 19:44.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 5.43% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1847" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 10 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.
Moon is leaving the last ∠3° of Pisces tropical zodiac sector and enters Aries later.
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.
Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 161 of Meeus index or 1114 from Brown series.
Length of current 161 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 36 minutes. It is 55 minutes shorter than next lunation 162.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 1 minute longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠23.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠44.2°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 10 January 2013 at 10:26, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 5 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52.
Moon is 388 019 km (241 104 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 6 days, distance is 360 048 km (223 723 mi). Moon moves farther next 5 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 405 313 km (251 850 mi).
8 days after its ascending node on 7 January 2013 at 23:50, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 4 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19.
8 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
6 days after previous South standstill on 9 January 2013 at 15:22, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.879°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 6 days to face North declination of ∠20.816° in the next northern standstill on 23 January 2013 at 05:12.
After 10 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.