• Larry Glick

Full Moon and Antares

A brilliant full moon rises in southeastern sky tomorrow night, about the same time as sunset, or a little later. We call this the Summer Moon. In other places the moon is called Strawberry Moon. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Scorpius, one of the southern most constellations in the zodiac. The moon will never get much altitude, but will stay close to the southern horizon through the night.

As evening progresses and the moon gets a little more height try and see the bright red star Antares. Tomorrow night Antares is only three degrees from the moon. Antares is to the west, or the observer's right. Antares is one of the brightest stars in the evening sky but it pales compared to the brilliance of the full moon.

Coincidentally, this is the lowest full moon of the season. While everyone will talk in just a few weeks about the noontime sun being at its highest point in our sky for the year, this weekend's full moon is the opposite. Why? A full moon is always opposite the sun in the sky.

Our sun is now moving into and through Gemini the highest constellation in the zodiac.


Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 2 5:09 8:10
Sat., June 3 5:08 8:10
Sun., June 4 5:08 8:11
Mon., June 5 5:08 8:12
Tues., June 6 5:07 8:12
Wed., June 7 5:07 8:13
Thurs., June 8 5:07 8:14
Fri., June 9 5:07 8:14
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
May 26 64 46 0.00
May 27 68 43 0.00
May 28 71 50 0.00
May 29 71 54 0.00
May 30 70 49 0.00
May 31 63 44 0.00
June 1 76 52 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 63º F


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