• Tim Johnson

Moon and Saturn

Tonight’s crescent moon appears low in the southern sky, near the ringed planet Saturn. The two are closer on Saturday night when the moon is first quarter. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius, one of the southernmost constellations in the zodiac.
 
Saturn is a beautiful shining planet in our southern sky. Unfortunately, for the next three years Saturn will take second fiddle to the far brighter Jupiter nearby.
 
Jupiter is stunningly bright and easy to see. Jupiter approaches Saturn and next year offers an even better show when the two are side by side. Jupiter moves up along side Saturn and will pass by it. They’ll be a pretty pair in the southern sky throughout next summer and into the fall.
 
Use the moon this weekend to find Saturn. The two will be easy to spot together.
 
Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Oct. 4 6:41 6:18
Sat., Oct. 5 6:42 6:17
Mon., Oct. 6 6:43 6:15
Mon., Oct. 7 6:44 6:13
Tues., Oct. 8 6:45 6:12
Wed., Oct. 9 6:46 6:10
Thurs., Oct. 10 6:47 6:09
Fri., Oct. 11 6:48 6:07

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Sept. 27 75 54 0.11
Sept. 28 71 52 T
Sept. 29 75 66 0.00
Sept. 30 73 58 0.00
Oct. 1 65 54 T
Oct. 2 69 61 T
Oct. 3 80 53 0.07

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 65º F

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