• Mark Alan Lovewell

New Year Morning

For those who are up early New Year’s morning, look in the southeastern skies for the crescent moon in close proximity to the bright planet Venus. The two celestial objects are in the zodiacal constellation Libra, not far from the constellation Scorpius, a constellation we associate with summer.

Brilliant Venus looks like an airplane with landing lights on and coming in for a landing.

The scene only changes slightly Wednesday, the following morning. The moon appears to have passed by Venus, heading towards sunrise.

On Thursday morning the moon has advanced even farther east and appears near the bright planet Jupiter, the second brightest planet in our morning sky.

Closer to the rising sun, on Friday morning, a thinner crescent moon appears near the planet Mercury.
 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Dec. 28 7:07 4:18
Sat., Dec. 29 7:08 4:19
Sun., Dec. 30 7:08 4:19
Mon., Dec. 31 7:08 4:21
Tues., Jan. 1 7:08 4:21
Wed., Jan. 2 7:08 4:22
Thurs., Jan. 3 7:08 4:23
Fri., Jan. 4 7:08 4:24

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Dec. 21 51 40 0.11
Dec. 22 56 48 0.64
Dec. 23 53 32 0.00
Dec. 24 40 28 T
Dec. 25 41 32 T
Dec. 26 39 26 0.00
Dec. 27 37 30 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 41º F

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