Moon ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
The Full Moon on this date is the Pink Moon of April.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.22% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1930" and ∠1907".
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
Moon is 14 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.
Length of current 164 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 minutes shorter than next lunation 165.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠143.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
9 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48.
Moon is 371 351 km (230 747 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 865 km (251 571 mi). Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 362 268 km (225 103 mi).
12 days after its descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12, 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 26 April 2013 at 14:07.
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 15 April 2013 at 05:29, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠20.189°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 3 days to face South declination of ∠-20.170° in the next southern standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05.
The Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.