Crescent Moon

The crescent moon will decorate the western sky at dusk in the nights ahead. You’ll probably first see the thin crescent moon low in the southwestern sky on Sunday night and visible only for a short time.
 
The moon starts the week moving through the Virgo, the largest of zodiacal constellations. On Monday night it appears close to the bright star Spica, the main star in Virgo.
 
There is a pretty sight on Thursday night, when the first quarter moon appears close to the bright planet Jupiter. Both are in proximity to the zodiacal constellation Scorpius. The bright red star Antares, is to the right and under Jupiter. Jupiter and Antares have spent the summer together, but note that Jupiter is gradually passing to the east of the bright star.
 
Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., August 30 6:05 7:18
Sat., August 31 6:06 7:17
Sun., Sept. 1 6:07 7:15
Mon., Sept. 2 6:08 7:13
Tues., Sept. 3 6:09 7:12
Wed., Sept. 4 6:10 7:10
Thurs., Sept. 5 6:11 7:08
Fri., Sept. 6 6:12 7:07

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
August 23 84 71 0.00
August 24 74 63 T
August 25 75 65 0.00
August 26 73 63 0.00
August 27 75 52 0.00
August 28 73 58 0.00
August 29 75 68 1.15

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 73º F

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