• Tim Johnson

Crescent Moon and Taurus

The crescent moon appears high in the southwestern sky tonight. The moon is in the horns of the zodiacal constellation Taurus, the bull. You’ll see the moon in a nice triangle with the bright orange star Arcturus on the left and the red planet Mars on the right. All three are fairly close together and Mars is above the two.

Mars is so far away. The planet has lost its brilliance from months ago due to its distance. Mars is 148 million miles away. Compare that to the distance of our sun, at 93 million miles.
The moon is only two days from first quarter and residing in the zodiacal constellation Gemini, a thickly populated area of stars in the Milky Way.

The moon moves into the zodiacal constellation Leo next week.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., March 19 6:47 6:52
Sat., March 20 6:45 6:53
Sun., March 21 6:43 6:54
Mon., March 22 6:42 6:55
Tues., March 23 6:40 6:56
Wed., March 24 6:38 6:57
Thurs., March 25 6:37 6:58
Fri., March 26 6:35 7:00

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
March 12 56 43 T
March 13 64 32 0.00
March 14 48 34 0.00
March 15 50 17 0.00
March 16 29 20 0.00
March 17 35 24 0.00
March 18 45 34 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 41º F

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