Moon* ♉ Taurus
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠13° of ♉ Taurus tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1796" and ∠1900".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 15 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 09:35 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with 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.
The true anomaly is ∠110.3°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠143.3°.
11 days after point of perigee on 27 April 2013 at 19:48 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 399 152 km (248 022 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 827 km (252 169 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♉ Taurus at 19:12 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
12 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
10 days since the previous standstill on 28 April 2013 at 19:05 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-20.170°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.