• Tim Johnson

Snow Full Moon

Sunday's full moon, The Snow Moon, appears in the zodiacal constellation Leo. While the season says winter now, there is a warmer thought. Leo is a constellation we associate with spring. Not far from the moon there is the bright star Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation.

It is a welcome thought, that our full moon each month appears in the constellation of the season ahead.

Leo, a constellation that depicts a large lion, is also presaging warmer weather. We have often heard the phrase that March came in like a lion or a lamb. We are not sure there was an initial correlation between Leo and this weather prognosticator's thoughts, we do know that Leo will appear over our head in the early evening hours of spring.

Venus and Jupiter

The best show this month is being presented by the two brightest visible planets, Jupiter and Venus. Take a look early in the evening and you'll see Venus close to the horizon and not far away is Jupiter. These two planets are going to get closer in the weeks ahead and even closer in March.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Feb. 3 6:52 4:59
Sat., Feb. 4 6:51 5:00
Sun., Feb. 5 6:49 5:01
Mon., Feb. 6 6:48 5:03
Tues., Feb. 7 6:47 5:04
Wed., Feb. 8 6:46 5:05
Thurs., Feb. 9 6:45 5:07
Fri., Feb. 10 6:44 5:08
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Jan. 27 50 31 0.00
Jan. 28 45 28 0.00
Jan. 29 52 29 0.00
Jan. 30 52 39 0.06
Jan. 31 52 35 0.02
Feb. 1 36 27 *0.03
Feb. 2 35 21 *.01


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 38º F


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