Moon* ♋ Cancer
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠7° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1887".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2013 after 15 days on 22 July 2013 at 18:15.
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 15:56 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 166 of Meeus index or 1119 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. It is 42 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 34 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 29 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠168.8°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠191.6°.
Moon is at apogee at 00:36. It is 13 days after previous perigee on 23 June 2013 at 11:09 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 406 493 km (252 583 mi) away from Earth. This is the year's farthest apogee of 2013. It is 1 085 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 216 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 3 July 2013 at 04:15 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 17 July 2013 at 14:58 in ♏ Scorpio.
17 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 6 July 2013 at 02:09 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠20.170°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 12 days to face maximum declination of ∠-20.097° at the point of next southern standstill on 20 July 2013 at 03:12 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.