• Tim Johnson

All the Visible Planets Together

Tomorrow morning all the visible planets will line up for viewing in the predawn sky. As dawn arrives it will be harder to see the fainter of them.

Starting in the eastern sky, the planet Mercury will be the hardest to spot, low and close to the horizon. You’ll need clear view of the horizon. A pair of binoculars will help.

Next is Venus, the brightest of all planets and there is no mistaking this planet. Next is the dull reddish planet Mars, followed by bright Jupiter and then finally Saturn.
You’ll easily see Venus and Jupiter as they are the two brightest. The others may be a bit harder.

This assembly lasts well into the month, though Mercury is quick to disappear below the horizon in its 88 day orbit around the Sun.

A thin crescent moon appears in the southwestern sky through the weekend. Tonight, the moon is in the zodiacal constellation Leo.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 3 5:08 8:10
Sat., June 4 5:08 8:11
Sun., June 5 5:08 8:12
Mon., June 6 5:07 8:12
Tues., June 7 5:07 8:13
Wed., June 8 5:07 8:14
Thurs., June 9 5:07 8:14
Fri., June 10 5:06 8:15

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
May 27 65 56 0.02
May 28 68 60 0.31
May 29 64 56 0.03
May 30 74 54 0.00
May 31 77 63 0.00
June 1 86 53 0.01
June 2 65 54 T


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 65º F


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