Gibbous ♌ Leo
Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 17 November 2013 at 15:16.
Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.
Moon is passing about ∠24° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 9.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1943".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2013 after 24 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.
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 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is 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.
At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠315°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠336.4°.
Moon is at apogee at 09:50. It is 16 days after previous perigee on 6 November 2013 at 09:28 in ♐ Sagittarius. Lunar orbit is going to narrow while the Moon is moving towards the Earth over the next 11 days, until point of next perigee on 4 December 2013 at 10:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
This apogee Moon is 405 446 km (251 932 mi) away from Earth. It is 38 km further than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 1 263 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.
6 days after descending node on 16 November 2013 at 05:30 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio.
19 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.
2 days since the previous standstill on 19 November 2013 at 17:18 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠19.534°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠-19.552° at the point of next southern standstill on 3 December 2013 at 16:38 in ♐ Sagittarius.
In 10 days on 3 December 2013 at 00:22 in ♐ Sagittarius 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.