Planets in the Morning

All our visible planets are in the morning sky and it is an impressive arrangement. A thin crescent moon appears right next to the red planet Mars on Sunday morning. The two are only a few degrees apart. It is possible you will see the bright planet Jupiter rising in the east at twilight. Jupiter will be more readily visible in the weeks and thus months ahead. But even better, note that the planet Saturn is a good deal to the right of Mars and to the south. Saturn is in proximity to the zodiacal constellation Aquarius.

That is three of the most visible planets hanging in our morning sky.

Where is Venus?  Venus is going to be in our evening sky this summer, but it is still too close to the  sun to see.

On June 4, Venus will be at its closest proximity to the sun in what is called superior solar conjunction. This is part of Venus transition from a morning planet to an evening planet. In the weeks ahead Venus moves away from the Sun. You won't see it for at least another month.

Once visible in our evening sky, Venus will remain an evening planet through the rest of the year and into next year.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., May 31 5:10 8:08
Sat., June 1 5:09 8:09
Sun., June 2 5:09 8:10
Mon., June 3 5:08 8:10
Tues., June 4 5:08 8:11
Wed., June 5 5:08 8:12
Thurs., June 6 5:07 8:12
Fri., June 7 5:07 8:13
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
May 24 74 56 0.51
May 25 79 56 0.00
May 26 71 55 T
May 27 71 57 0.00
May 28 67 60 2.59
May 29 71 55 0.00
May 30 74 57 0.05
Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 62º F


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