Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 2 days on 3 November 2013 at 12:50.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.5% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1965" and ∠1936".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 11 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
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.
The 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 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
Length of current 171 lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 minutes longer than next lunation 172 length.
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 lunation true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠336.4°. 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 perigee on this date at 09:28, this is 11 days after last apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 365 362 km (227 025 mi) away from Earth. It is 2 854 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 4 994 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.
3 days after its ascending node on 3 November 2013 at 06:52 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 9 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
At 06:43 on this date the Moon is meeting its South standstill point, when it will reach southern declination of ∠-19.511°. This is the year's southernmost lunar standstill of 2013. Next 13 days the lunar orbit will move in opposite northward direction to face North declination of ∠19.534° in its northern standstill point on 19 November 2013 at 17:18 in ♊ Gemini.
After 11 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy.