• Ray Ewing

First Quarter Moon

Tonight, you’ll see a crescent moon low in southern sky after sunset. The moon is moving through the constellation Scorpius, the mythological scorpion and in the nights ahead will pass two bright planets.

The first quarter moon appears Monday night and it is in the zodiacal constellation Sagitarius hugging the southern sky. Sagittarius is known by astronomers as the center of our galaxy, the center of the Milky Way.

As the nights progress ahead, the moon moves higher and easterly, on a tour moving close to the planet Saturn on Wednesday night. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus and under the constellation Aquarius.

On Thursday night, the moon appears in between Saturn and Jupiter. Jupiter is bright and to the east.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Sept. 30 6:36 6:25
Sat., Oct. 1 6:34 6:24
Sun., Oct. 2 6:32 6:22
Mon., Oct. 3 6:40 6:20
Tues., Oct. 4 6:41 6:18
Wed., Oct. 5 6:42 6:17
Thurs., Oct. 6 6:43 6:15
Fri., Oct. 7 6:44 6:13

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Sept. 23 77 52 0.84
Sept. 24 61 49 T
Sept. 25 70 47 0.00
Sept. 26 71 62 0.02
Sept. 27 73 57 0.00
Sept. 28 75 48 0.00
Sept. 29 70 55 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 65º F

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