Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1913" and ∠1935".
Next Full Moon is the Beaver Moon of November 2013 after 14 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
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 12:50 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 171 of Meeus index or 1124 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 11 hours and 32 minutes. It is 40 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 12 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 57 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠336.4°.
8 days after point of apogee on 25 October 2013 at 14:25 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 2 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is 374 638 km (232 789 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 2 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 365 362 km (227 025 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 06:52 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus.
At 06:52 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
11 days since the previous standstill on 23 October 2013 at 09:13 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.509°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 2 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.511° at the point of next southern standstill on 6 November 2013 at 06:43 in ♐ Sagittarius.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.