• Lisa Vanderhoop

Morning Planets and Moon

The crescent moon spends the weekend in the morning sky with two planets, Mars and Venus.

Take a look early tomorrow morning before sunrise to see the moon form an elongated triangle with the two close to the southeastern horizon. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius and easy to see. Look more easterly for the brightest planet Venus. Underneath Venus you’ll see the red planet Mars.

The scene is more interesting on Sunday morning, when a thinner crescent moon appears right under Mars. You’ll need a clear unobstructed view of the horizon to see all three.

The moon will be in the New Moon phase next Wednesday, then reappears visibly in our evening sky a day or two later.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Feb. 25 6:23 5:26
Sat., Feb. 26 6:21 5:28
Sun., Feb. 27 6:20 5:29
Mon., Feb. 28 6:18 5:30
Tues., March 1 6:17 5:31
Wed., March 2 6:15 5:32
Thurs., March 3 6:13 5:34
Fri., March 4 6:12 5:35

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Feb. 18 55 46 0.29
Feb. 19 55 19 0.00
Feb. 20 41 18 T
Feb. 21 48 23 0.00
Feb. 22 49 30 0.00
Feb. 23 53 42 0.41
Feb. 24 54 29 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 39º F

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