Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November after 14 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1935".
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 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes is the length of new lunation 171. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 57 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠315°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly is ∠336.4°. 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°).
8 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25, lunar orbit gets closer while the Moon moves inward the Earth. It keeps this direction for next 2 days until it gets to the point of perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28.
Moon is 374 638 km (232 789 mi) away from Earth on this date. At previous apogee point before 8 days, distance is 404 561 km (251 383 mi). Moon moves closer next 2 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance reaches 365 362 km (227 025 mi).
Moon is in ascending node at 06:52 on this date, it crosses the ecliptic from North to South. Moon follows the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days to meet descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30.
At 06:52 on this date Moon completes the old and enters a new draconic month.
11 days after previous North standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13, when Moon reaches northern declination of ∠19.509°, lunar orbit moves southward for the next 2 days to face South declination of ∠-19.511° in the next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43.
The Moon is in New Moon conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.