• L.A. Brown

Springtime Crescent Moon

Tonight's crescent moon has a feature we all associate with spring. The cusps are evenly placed in distance from the horizon. It looks like the moon is a bowl and it can hold water. An artist, an illustrator, can draw a picture of the moon holding water. This only happens in the evening at spring time here on Martha's Vineyard.

Tonight's crescent moon appears above the brilliant planet Venus. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Aries. The moon is moving into the zodiacal constellation Taurus where it will be for the rest of the weekend.

On Sunday night the moon appears close to the much dimmer red planet Mars. Mars is considerably dimmer than a few months ago. Mars is over 93 million miles away, as far from us as the Sun. Mars will continue to lose its brilliance as we move into summer and autumn. 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., March 24 5:38 5:57
Sat., March 25 5:37 5:58
Sun., March 26 5:35 6:00
Mon., March 27 5:33 6:01
Tues., March 28 5:32 6:02
Wed., March 29 5:30 6:03
Thurs., March 30 5:28 6:04
Fri., March 31 5:26 6:05
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
March 17 52 32 0.00
March 18 52 43 0.02
March 19 52 33 0.00
March 20 42 26 0.00
March 21 49 32 0.00
March 22 55 33 0.00
March 23 53 44 0.02


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 45º F


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