• Tim Johnson

New Year Skies

The evening skies in the New Year will be filled with planets. Every visible planet, but Mercury, are appearing in our night sky. It is a parade across the evening sky, starting with Mars to the East. Next there is Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn is really close to Venus low in the southwestern sky after sunset.

Saturn and Venus are only visible for a short time before, together the two descend into the twilight.

Mars will be visited by a bright gibbous moon on Tuesday night. Or, you can look Monday night for them fairly close. They are in the zodiacal constellation Taurus.

On Monday night, the moon is just under the faint star cluster Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.

Enjoy the nights ahead, as the planetary show will continue well into Spring.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Dec. 30 7:08 4:19
Sat., Dec. 31 7:08 4:20
Sun., Jan. 1 7:08 4:21
Mon., Jan. 2 7:08 4:22
Tues., Jan. 3 7:08 4:23
Wed., Jan. 4 7:08 4:24
Thurs., Jan. 5 7:08 4:25
Fri., Jan. 6 7:08 4:26
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Dec. 23 53 27 0.30
Dec. 24 55 15 *0.15
Dec. 25 24 17 *0.02
Dec. 26 31 16 0.00
Dec. 27 35 26 0.00
Dec. 28 38 22 0.00
Dec. 29 45 35 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 40º F


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