Moon* ♈ Aries
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 6 days on 3 April 2013 at 04:37.
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 ∠9° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1843" and ∠1915".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 16 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.
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 28 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
9 days after point of perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 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 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 389 015 km (241 723 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 865 km (251 571 mi).
10 days after ascending node on 30 March 2013 at 05:55 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 3 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus.
10 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
7 days since the previous standstill on 1 April 2013 at 12:03 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.250°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 5 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.189° at the point of next northern standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 10 April 2013 at 09:35 in ♈ Aries 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.