Gibbous ♋ Cancer
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.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 4 days on 18 January 2013 at 23:45.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January after 3 days on 27 January 2013 at 04:38.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.72% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1949".
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 11 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle 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°).
1 day after point of apogee on 22 January 2013 at 10:52, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 15 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 7 February 2013 at 12:09.
Moon is 405 268 km (251 822 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 1 day, distance is 405 313 km (251 850 mi). Moon moves closer next 15 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 314 km (226 996 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 21 January 2013 at 01:19, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 11 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14.
15 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
At 05:12 on this date Moon meets its North standstill point and reaches northern declination of ∠20.816°. Next 13 days lunar orbit moves southward in opposite direction to face South declination of ∠-20.704° in its southern standstill point on 6 February 2013 at 00:27. This is the northernmost standstill for 2013.
After 3 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.