Crescent ♉ Taurus
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 4 days on 10 February 2013 at 07:20.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February after 11 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.6% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1818" and ∠1943".
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 4 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.
Length of current 162 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than next lunation 163.
Length of current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 56 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠73.6°. 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 7 February 2013 at 12:09, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 4 days until it gets to the point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30.
Moon is 394 173 km (244 928 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 6 days, distance is 365 314 km (226 996 mi). Moon moves farther next 4 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 404 475 km (251 329 mi).
10 days after its ascending node on 4 February 2013 at 02:14, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 17 February 2013 at 02:57.
10 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
8 days after previous South standstill on 6 February 2013 at 00:27, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-20.704°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 5 days to face North declination of ∠20.583° in the next northern standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35.
After 11 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.