• Mark Alan Lovewell

Moon and Planets

Tonight’s gibbous moon rises late in the evening, but take note. If you are outside later than 10 p.m. look for the moon rising in the east with what appears to be a bright star nearby.

That star in close proximity to the moon is the ringed-planet Saturn. The two are only six degrees apart. They are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus. It is easy to see the moon above the horizon this evening, but wait awhile so that it gets some height in the sky. Saturn is easier to see late.

Stay up later on Monday night to see the still-gibbous moon as it appears fairly close to the bright planet Jupiter. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. Other than Venus, Jupiter is the brightest planet in the night sky.

On Thursday morning, well before sunrise, take another look in the eastern sky. The crescent moon will appear near the red planet Mars.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., July 15 5:19 8:14
Sat., July 16 5:20 8:14
Sun., July 17 5:21 8:13
Mon., July 18 5:22 8:12
Tues., July 19 5:23 8:11
Wed., July 20 5:24 8:11
Thurs., July 21 5:24 8:10
Fri., July 22 5:25 8:09

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
July 8 77 60 0.00
July 9 80 67 0.00
July 10 78 56 0.00
July 11 77 55 0.00
July 12 79 66 0.00
July 13 79 69 0.00
July 14 88 65 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 76º F

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