• Mark Lovewell

Mooning Over More Daylight

First Quarter Moon

Tonight’s first quarter moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Taurus. The moon appears high near our zenith after sunset. The moon is near the star clusters Pleaides and the Hyades. The Hyades is an assembly of many stars that looks like a large V. The brightest star in the constellation and imbedded in the Hyades is the orange star Aldebaran.

The moon moves up close to the bright planet Jupiter on Sunday and Monday nights. Jupiter is in the zodiacal constellation Gemini, two mythological twins. Jupiter is the brightest of celestial objects in our night sky.

Daylight Saving Time

Turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday morning.

In only a few weeks, the length of day and the length of night will be equal. On March 17 sunrise will be at 6:50 a.m. and sunset will be at 6:50 p.m.

The first day of spring is March 20, beginning exactly at 12:57 in the afternoon.


 

Sunrise and Sunset
DaySunriseSunset
Fri., March 76:075:38
Sat., March 86:055:39
Sun., March 97:046:41
Mon., March 107:026:42
Tues., March 117:006:43
Wed., March 126:596:44
Thurs., March 136:576:45
Fri., March 146:556:46

Temperatures and Precipitations
DayMax (Fº)Min (Fº)Inches
Feb. 283311*0.02
March 132110.00
March 238310.00
March 33919*017
March 424160.00
March 532200.00
March 637220.00

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 33º F.

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 33º F

Comments

Vineyard Notebook

To keep up with the news sign up for our free twice-a-week email, the Vineyard Gazette Notebook.