Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Nov. 14 6:29 4:22

Sat., Nov. 15 6:30 4:21

Sun., Nov. 16 6:31 4:20

Mon., Nov. 17 6:32 4:20

Tues., Nov. 18 6:33 4:19

Wed., Nov. 19 6:35 4:18

Thurs., Nov. 20 6:36 4:17

Fri., Nov. 21 6:37 4:17

The two brightest planets in our evening sky, are now appearing together. For those with a good view of the western sky, Venus and Jupiter are a pretty sight and it gets better in the nights ahead. By the end of the month, Venus and Jupiter will be the talk of the town, appearing as a tight pair.

Enjoy them where they reside, for it gets better. Venus is in the constellation Scorpius. Jupiter is in the constellation Sagittarius. These are the two most southern zodiacal constellations in our sky. In the weeks ahead, Venus will edge closer to the almost stationary Jupiter.

This columnist enjoyed seeing the two on a ride from Edgartown to West Tisbury this week. The two planets were a pleasant sight amid the light of dusk.

Bright Moon

The one-day old full moon, now gibbous, appears high all night tonight through the weekend. Stargazing is put on hold, while this nighttime lantern shines. This weekend, the moon moves through the zodiacal constellation Taurus and next week into Gemini. The moon’s location in the zodiac and our sky this weekend is the same place as our noonday sun in the summertime, so there is no where to hide from its bright night-time light. Fortunately, there is no harm for anyone who gets a moonburn.