Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1958" and ∠1947".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2013 after 13 days on 17 December 2013 at 09:28.
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 00:22 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 172 of Meeus index or 1125 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This is the year's shortest synodic month of 2013. It is 28 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 52 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 4 hours and 17 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠336.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠353°.
11 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 day, until the Moon reaches the point of next perigee on 4 December 2013 at 10:15 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is 366 075 km (227 468 mi) away from Earth and getting closer over the next day until the point perigee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 360 065 km (223 734 mi).
2 days after ascending node on 30 November 2013 at 16:59 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 9 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 13 December 2013 at 10:10 in ♉ Taurus.
2 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 16:38 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach South declination of ∠-19.552°. Over the next 13 days the lunar orbit is going to extend northward to face maximum declination of ∠19.570° at the point of next standstill in ♊ Gemini on 17 December 2013 at 01:00.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.