Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. It is visible all night and it is high in the sky around midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1949" and ∠1906".
The Full Moon this days is the Pink of April 2013.
There is high Full Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.
The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving through the middle 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°.
10 days after point of apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio.
The Moon is 367 785 km (228 531 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 362 268 km (225 103 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 14:07 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus.
At 14:07 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 15 April 2013 at 05:29 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.189°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.170° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a Full Moon geocentric opposition with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Earth-Moon syzygy alignment.