Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 5 days on 10 April 2013 at 09:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠23° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1912".
Next Full Moon is the Pink Moon of April 2013 after 10 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.
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 5 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 164 of Meeus index or 1117 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 53 minutes. It is 35 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 2 hours and 9 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 54 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠143.3°.
Moon is at apogee at 22:21. It is 15 days after previous perigee on 31 March 2013 at 03:55 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 12 days, until point of next perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
This apogee Moon is 404 865 km (251 571 mi) away from Earth. It is 543 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 844 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
2 days after descending node on 12 April 2013 at 12:12 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 11 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
At 05:29 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠20.189°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-20.170° at the point of next standstill in ♐ Sagittarius on 28 April 2013 at 19:05.
In 10 days on 25 April 2013 at 19:57 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.