Crescent ♋ Cancer
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 2 days on 28 August 2013 at 09:35.
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 ∠0° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 7.2% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1769" and ∠1901".
Next Full Moon is the Harvest Moon of September 2013 after 19 days on 19 September 2013 at 11:13.
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 24 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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 apogee at 23:46. It is 11 days after previous perigee on 19 August 2013 at 01:26 in ♑ Capricorn. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 16 days, until point of next perigee on 15 September 2013 at 16:34 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 404 883 km (251 583 mi) away from Earth. It is 525 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 826 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
4 days after descending node on 26 August 2013 at 08:19 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 9 September 2013 at 17:29 in ♏ Scorpio.
16 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 29 August 2013 at 17:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.801°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 13 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.685° at the point of next southern standstill on 12 September 2013 at 18:30 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 5 days on 5 September 2013 at 11:36 in ♍ Virgo the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.