• Eyes were on the sky for Edgartown fire show.
  • Mark Alan Lovewell

Last Quarter Moon

The last quarter moon rises late Friday night, well after midnight. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Aries, a constellation we associate with autumn. On Sunday night, you have to go outside late in the evening to see the waning crescent moon as it appears in the zodiacal constellation Taurus.
 
Venus, the brightest planet in the night sky, can be seen shortly after sunset high in the west. Venus is moving through the zodiacal constellation Leo and in the nights ahead Venus appears near Regulus, the brightest of stars in the constellation.

On Monday night, Venus is one degree from the bright star, though being close is only by appearance. Venus is 38 million miles away while Regulus is 77 light years away.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., July 6 5:13 8:18
Sat., July 7 5:14 8:18
Sun., July 8 5:14 8:18
Mon., July 9 5:15 8:17
Tues., July 10 5:16 8:17
Wed., July 11 5:16 8:16
Thurs., July 12 5:17 8:16
Fri., July 13 5:18 8:15

Temperatures and Precipitation
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 29 78 65 0.07
June 30 84 65 0.00
July 1 85 67 0.00
July 2 90 65 0.00
July 3 79 64 0.00
July 4 83 72 0.00
July 5 86 71 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 76º F

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