• Sun sets even earlier come Sunday, when daylight saving time ends.
  • Timothy Johnson

Partial Solar Eclipse

There is a slight possibility Vineyarders can see a partial eclipse of the sun on Sunday morning at sunrise. Anything less than a clear sky will be a spoiler, though. Sunrise is at 6:15 a.m., take note the clocks turn back that morning. 

A solar eclipse is a rare event. For those in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and in parts of West Africa they’ll see the eclipse in full. It will be short and spectacular.

But on the Vineyard, we get the tail end of the show. The rising sun will look like someone took a big bite out of it. 

Extreme caution should be used in those early moments after sunrise, as looking at the sun too long can be harmful to your eyesight and cause irreversible damage. That said, there is a short sweet moment when the sun is rising above the horizon when watching is not harmful. In the minutes that follow, the sun will appear to come out from behind the moon. Or, to put it more accurately, the moon in silhouette will move away from covering the sun. Don’t watch this part of the eclipse, as the sun will probably be too bright.

Turn the Clocks Back

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday morning. Clocks should be turned back an hour. 

On Sunday, sunrise is at 6:15. Sunset is at 4:34 p.m.


Sunrise and Sunset
Fri., Nov. 17:135:36
Sat., Nov. 27:145:35
Sun., Nov. 36:154:34
Mon., Nov. 46:164:33
Tues., Nov. 56:184:31
Wed., Nov. 66:194:30
Thurs., Nov. 76:204:29
Fri., Nov. 86:214:28

Temperatures and Precipitations
DayMax (Fº)Min (Fº)Inches
Oct. 2554350.00
Oct. 2654310.00
Oct. 2760470.02
Oct. 2860330.00
Oct. 2960420.00
Oct. 3055350.00
Oct. 3160410.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 59º F


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