Waxing Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 34% and growing larger.
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.43% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1969" and ∠1922".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October after 8 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
Moon is leaving the last ∠2° of Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector and enters Capricorn later.
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 6 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°).
Moon reaches point of perigee at 14:25 on this date, 12 days after apogee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06. Lunar orbit starts getting wider, while the Moon moves outward the Earth 15 days ahead until next apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25.
This perigee Moon is 369 813 km (229 791 mi) away from Earth. It is 7 305 km closer than mean perigee distance, but it is still 543 km farther than the closest for 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 6 October 2013 at 22:08, the Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days untill it crosses the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 19 October 2013 at 21:47.
3 days after its beginning, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of current draconic month.
1 day after previous South standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52, when Moon reaches southern declination of ∠-19.537°, lunar orbit moves northward for the next 12 days to face North declination of ∠19.509° in the next northern standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13.
After 8 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.