Gibbous ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 2 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April after 27 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.03% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1941" and ∠1921".
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 17 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.
Length of current 163 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 minutes shorter than next lunation 164.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠110.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
10 days after point of apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55.
Moon is 369 228 km (229 428 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 10 days, distance is 404 262 km (251 197 mi). Moon moves closer next 1 day until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 367 494 km (228 350 mi).
13 days after its descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15, the Moon follows the southern part of its orbit for the next 1 day untill it crosses the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55.
26 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
10 days after previous North standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.335°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 3 days to face South declination of ∠-20.250° in the next southern standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03.
After 11 days the Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy on 10 April 2013 at 09:35.