Moon ♒ Aquarius
Waxing Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 96% and growing larger. The 13 days young Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.
Previous main lunar phase is the First Quarter before 5 days on 14 August 2013 at 10:56.
Moon rises in the afternoon and sets after midnight to early morning. It is visible to the southeast in early evening and it is up for most of the night.
Moon is passing about ∠5° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1962" and ∠1896".
Next Full Moon is the Sturgeon Moon of August 2013 after 1 day on 21 August 2013 at 01:45.
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 13 days young. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the first to the middle part of current synodic month. This is lunation 168 of Meeus index or 1121 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes. It is 47 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 1 hour and 1 minute longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 6 hours and 2 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠216.9°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠249.2°.
Moon is at perigee at 01:26. It is 15 days after previous apogee on 3 August 2013 at 08:53 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next apogee on 30 August 2013 at 23:46 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 362 265 km (225 101 mi) away from Earth. It is 243 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 8 091 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
5 days after ascending node on 13 August 2013 at 16:20 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 6 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19 in ♉ Taurus.
5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 16 August 2013 at 12:06 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.906°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 10 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.801° at the point of next northern standstill on 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini.
In 1 day on 21 August 2013 at 01:45 in ♒ Aquarius 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.