Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 15 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.
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.
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 lunation true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠191.6°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 00:36, this is 13 days after last perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 493 km (252 583 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2013. It is 1 085 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 216 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 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 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 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 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.170°. Next 12 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-20.097° in the next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.