• Tim Johnson

Gibbous Moon and Saturn

Late Monday night the gibbous moon appears right under the bright planet Saturn, low in the southeastern sky. The two will appear above the horizon at 11 p.m. The two celestial objects are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

Take a look again in the earliest hours of Wednesday and the moon will have advanced east. The moon will be under the bright planet Jupiter, the brightest planet visible at that hour.

The brightest planet in the night sky, Venus, is now higher in the western sky after sunset for most to see. Take a look about a half hour after sunset and it will look like an approaching airplane with running lights on, coming in for a landing. The fainter red planet Mars is above and to the left of Venus.

You’ll need an unencumbered view of the western sky to see them both. A beach setting is always the best.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 25 5:08 8:20
Sat., June 26 5:08 8:20
Sun., June 27 5:08 8:20
Mon., June 28 5:09 8:20
Tues., June 29 5:09 8:20
Wed., June 30 5:10 8:19
Thurs., July 1 5:10 8:19
Fri., July 2 5:11 8:19
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 18 75 54 0.00
June 19 76 64 0.00
June 20 75 63 0.01
June 21 80 65 0.00
June 22 76 67 0.00
June 23 80 58 0.19
June 24 72 54 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 71º F


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