Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 3 days on 10 May 2013 at 00:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.1% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 11 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
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.
The Moon is 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 165 of Meeus index or 1118 from Brown series.
Length of current 165 lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2013. It is 10 minutes longer than next lunation 166 length.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 44 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠168.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 13:31, this is 15 days after last perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 12 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45 in ♐ Sagittarius.
This apogee Moon is 405 827 km (252 169 mi) away from Earth. It is 419 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 882 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
3 days after its descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.170°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.182° in the next southern standstill on 26 May 2013 at 04:47 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 11 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.