Venus and Mars

The two evening planets, Mars and Venus are in the western sky. The two are appearing closer and closer. Venus is the brighter of the two and commands the most attention. Venus looks like an airplane with running lights on, ready for landing.

The red planet Mars is dull and distant. Mars has lost so much of its brilliance from a few months ago it now looks like a regular star. You've got to work a little bit to pick it out amid the stars in the constellation Gemini. Venus and Mars will come close together in June, so we've all got time to watch their movement.

Venus is close at 74 million miles away and getting closer and brighter. Distant red Mars is 158 million miles away and getting farther away and dimmer.

Today's full moon earns the name Honey Moon, as we are slip into that wonderful spring wedding season that comes quick.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., May 5 5:33 7:43
Sat., May 6 5:32 7:44
Sun., May 7 5:31 7:45
Mon., May 8 5:30 7:46
Tues., May 9 5:28 7:47
Wed., May 10 5:27 7:48
Thurs., May 11 5:26 7:49
Fri., May 12 5:25 7:50
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
April 28 55 35 0.00
April 29 60 46 0.00
April 30 56 49 0.64
May 1 59 51 0.83
May 2 59 65 T
May 3 61 45 0.02
May 4 59 45 0.03


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 56º F


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