• Tim Johnson

Halloween Night

On Halloween night, while goblins and witches roam the countryside, the bright moon will light their way. The moon is first quarter the following day. But on Halloween the moon will be fairly high in the southern sky. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus, not far from the bright planet Saturn to the east. Use this moon as a reference when walking along with those wandering outside. Capricornus is a mythological horned goat. Inaddition there are old stories of the constellation depicting a sea goat.

Monday night's moon is large too, close. Only two days before, the moon was in perigee, closest to the earth than at any time in its month-long orbit around the earth.

Take another look at the moon on Tuesday night as it will appear right next to the planet Saturn. The two are close enough together, they can talk to each other, less than 5 degrees apart.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Oct. 28 7:08 5:41
Sat., Oct. 29 7:09 5:40
Sun., Oct. 30 7:10 5:39
Mon., Oct. 31 7:12 5:38
Tues., Nov. 1 7:13 5:36
Wed., Nov. 2 7:14 5:35
Thurs., Nov. 3 7:15 5:34
Fri., Nov. 4 7:16 5:33

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Oct. 21 63 42 0.00
Oct. 22 66 42 0.00
Oct. 23 67 47 T
Oct. 24 61 46 0.86
Oct. 25 65 58 0.02
Oct. 26 66 60 0.07
Oct. 27 69 56 0.19

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 63º F

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