Quarter* ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 5 days on 25 February 2013 at 20:26.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠25° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 23 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.
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 20 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 162 of Meeus index or 1115 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 31 minutes. It is 1 hour and 13 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 13 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 56 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠44.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠73.6°.
12 days after point of apogee on 19 February 2013 at 06:30 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 365 092 km (226 858 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 954 km (229 879 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 02:30 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus.
At 02:30 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 19 February 2013 at 13:35 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.583°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-20.453° at the point of next southern standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 8 days on 11 March 2013 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.