Crescent ♊ Gemini
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 10 May 2013 at 00:29.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♊ Gemini tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1774" and ∠1899".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2013 after 13 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 1 day young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the beginning to the first part of current synodic month. This is lunation 165 of Meeus index or 1118 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 28 minutes. This is the year's longest synodic month of 2013. It is 10 minutes longer 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 44 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 19 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠143.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠168.8°.
13 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 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 13 May 2013 at 13:31 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is 404 092 km (251 091 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 2 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 827 km (252 169 mi).
1 day after descending node on 9 May 2013 at 19:12 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 12 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 24 May 2013 at 00:40 in ♏ Scorpio.
14 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
12 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 day to face maximum declination of ∠20.170° at the point of next northern standstill on 12 May 2013 at 12:30 in ♊ Gemini.
In 13 days on 25 May 2013 at 04:25 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.