Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 11 March 2013 at 19:51.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 8.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1928".
Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2013 after 9 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 163 of Meeus index or 1116 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 44 minutes. It is 1 hour and 9 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 1 hour longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 3 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠73.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠110.3°.
11 days 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 19 March 2013 at 03:13 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 291 km (251 215 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 262 km (251 197 mi).
1 day after descending node on 16 March 2013 at 06:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 days 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠20.335° at the point of next northern standstill on 18 March 2013 at 21:50 in ♊ Gemini.
In 9 days on 27 March 2013 at 09:27 in ♎ Libra the Moon is going to be in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.