Crescent ♑ Capricorn
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing about ∠11° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1971" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2014 after 14 days on 16 January 2014 at 04:52.
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 11:14 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 173 of Meeus index or 1126 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes. It is 3 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 2 hours and 20 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 49 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠353°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠8.3°.
Moon is at perigee at 21:00. It is 12 days after previous apogee on 19 December 2013 at 23:49 in ♋ Cancer. Lunar orbit is going to widen while the Moon is moving away from the Earth over the next 14 days, until point of next apogee on 16 January 2014 at 01:53 in ♋ Cancer.
This perigee Moon is 356 922 km (221 781 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 586 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 13 434 km further than the closest perigee of 21st century.
4 days after ascending node on 28 December 2013 at 00:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 9 January 2014 at 11:26 in ♉ Taurus.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
1 day since the previous standstill on 31 December 2013 at 04:49 in ♐ Sagittarius when the Moon has reached South declination of ∠-19.537°, the lunar orbit is extending northward over the next 11 days to face maximum declination of ∠19.501° at the point of next northern standstill on 13 January 2014 at 08:14 in ♊ Gemini.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.