Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 4 March 2013 at 21:53.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 1.8% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1968" and ∠1934".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 20 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 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
1 day after point of perigee on 5 March 2013 at 23:20 in ♐ Sagittarius. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 12 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 364 172 km (226 286 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 12 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 262 km (251 197 mi).
3 days after ascending node on 3 March 2013 at 02:30 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus.
3 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 5 March 2013 at 06:41 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.453°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.335° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini.
In 5 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.