Gibbous ♐ Sagittarius
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 25 April 2013 at 19:57.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.9% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1963" and ∠1906".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 27 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
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 16 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last 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 perigee at 19:48. It is 11 days after previous apogee on 15 April 2013 at 22:21 in ♊ Gemini. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
This perigee Moon is 362 268 km (225 103 mi) away from Earth. It is 240 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 088 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
1 day after ascending node on 26 April 2013 at 14:07 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus.
1 day since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠-20.170° at the point of next southern standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 10 May 2013 at 00:29 in ♉ Taurus 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.