Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the New Moon before 1 day on 5 October 2013 at 00:35.
Moon rises in the morning and sets in the evening. It is visible toward the southwest in early evening.
Moon is passing first ∠2° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 0.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1903" and ∠1920".
Next Full Moon is the Hunter Moon of October 2013 after 12 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38.
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 170 of Meeus index or 1123 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. It is 43 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 29 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 40 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠285.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠315°.
8 days after point of apogee on 27 September 2013 at 18:17 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 10 October 2013 at 23:06 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 376 620 km (234 021 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 4 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 369 813 km (229 791 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 22:08 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 13 days later on 19 October 2013 at 21:47 in ♉ Taurus.
At 22:08 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 days since the previous standstill on 26 September 2013 at 01:03 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.599°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.537° at the point of next southern standstill on 9 October 2013 at 23:52 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 12 days on 18 October 2013 at 23:38 in ♈ Aries 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.