Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 11 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.26% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1925" and ∠1920".
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 3 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
Length of current 170 lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 minutes longer than next lunation 171.
Length of current synodic month is 29 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 40 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠315°. The length of upcoming synodic months decreases since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0°or∠360°).
9 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 3 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06.
Moon is 372 304 km (231 339 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 9 days, distance is 404 309 km (251 226 mi). Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 369 813 km (229 791 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47.
1 day after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
11 days after previous North standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.599°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 2 days to face South declination of ∠-19.537° in the next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52.
After 11 days the Moon is in Full Moon opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.