• Tim Johnson

Crescent Moon and Mars

For those who rise early tomorrow morning, the thin crescent moon appears low in the southeastern sky before sunrise. For those who can see the moon and are not obstructed by trees or buildings, the sight also offers a nearby stranger, the red planet Mars.
 
We haven’t seen Mars since summer when it was low in the southwestern sky.
 
Looking ahead, Mars is a morning planet. The planet is far from us and so it isn’t all that bright. But with the help of the crescent moon you’ll find it nearby. The two are a pair rising in the southeastern sky. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo.
 
The thin crescent moon appears just like the cross section of a saucer, capable of holding water. Mars is underneath.
 
Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Oct. 25 7:04 5:46
Sat., Oct. 26 7:06 5:44
Sun., Oct. 27 7:07 5:43
Mon., Oct. 28 7:08 5:41
Tues., Oct. 29 7:09 5:40
Wed., Oct. 30 7:10 5:39
Thurs., Oct. 31 7:12 5:38
Fri., Nov. 1 7:13 5:36

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Oct. 18 60 50 0.02
Oct. 19 59 39 0.00
Oct. 20 58 39 0.00
Oct. 21 63 52 0.14
Oct. 22 60 54 Trace
Oct. 23 65 54 .53
Oct. 24 68 40 Trace

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 60º F

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