Moon ♊ Gemini
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Strawberry Moon of June after 14 days on 23 June 2013 at 11:32.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1771" and ∠1890".
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 15:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes is the length of new lunation 166. It is 42 minutes longer than next lunation 167.
Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠191.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months increases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
13 days after point of perigee on 26 May 2013 at 01:45, lunar orbit gets wider while the Moon moves outward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 1 day until it gets to the point of apogee on 9 June 2013 at 21:40.
Moon is 404 818 km (251 542 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous perigee point before 13 days, distance is 358 375 km (222 684 mi). Moon moves farther next 1 day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 406 487 km (252 579 mi).
2 days after its descending node on 6 June 2013 at 00:59, 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 20 June 2013 at 09:51.
15 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of current draconic month.
At 19:16 on this date Moon meets its North standstill point and reaches northern declination of ∠20.200°. Next 14 days lunar orbit moves southward in opposite direction to face South declination of ∠-20.186° in its southern standstill point on 22 June 2013 at 16:11.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.