Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 29 July 2013 at 17:43.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.7% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1891".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 17 days on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 167 of Meeus index or 1120 from Brown series.
Length of current 167 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 36 minutes. It is 51 minutes longer than next lunation 168 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 52 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 11 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠191.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠216.9°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 08:53, this is 12 days after last perigee on 21 July 2013 at 20:27 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 834 km (252 174 mi) away from Earth. It is 426 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 875 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after its descending node on 30 July 2013 at 05:50 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
1 day after previous North standstill on 2 August 2013 at 09:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠20.025°. Next 13 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-19.906° in the next southern standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 3 days on 6 August 2013 at 21:51 in ♌ Leo, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.