Crescent ♏ Scorpio
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 25 November 2013 at 19:28.
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 about ∠5° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 2.5% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1899" and ∠1946".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2013 after 16 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 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final 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°.
8 days after point of apogee on 22 November 2013 at 09:50 in ♋ Cancer. The lunar orbit is getting narrow, while the Moon is moving towards the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 3 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2013 at 10:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 377 525 km (234 583 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next 3 days until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 065 km (223 734 mi).
Moon is in ascending node in ♏ Scorpio at 16:59 crossing the ecliptic from South to North to meet descending node 12 days later on 13 December 2013 at 10:10 in ♉ Taurus.
At 16:59 the Moon completes the previous draconic month and enters the new one.
10 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 3 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 2 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.