• Mark Alan Lovewell

Parting Company

The brightest planet in the western skies, Venus is moving away from the planet Saturn. You can see the two low in the southwestern sky after sunset. They are soon to be strangers. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius.

Watch Venus in the nights ahead. The planet is climbing. Right now Venus is in a tough visible spot. It resides in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius, one of the southern most constellations in the zodiac. Venus is moving not only away from the setting sun but higher in the southwestern sky.

From now until next spring, Venus gains altitude after sunset and will be at its highest in April.

Say goodbye to the ringed planet Saturn as it continues its trek closer to the western horizon and the setting sun.

The bright gibbous moon dominates our night skies through the weekend. The moon is moving through the zodiacal constellation Gemini, one of the highest of zodiacal constellations.

If there is any snow on the ground, note that even the gibbous moon casts a shadow.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Dec. 13 6:59 4:11
Sat., Dec. 14 7:00 4:11
Sun., Dec. 15 7:01 4:12
Mon., Dec. 16 7:02 4:12
Tues., Dec. 17 7:02 4:12
Wed., Dec. 18 7:03 4:12
Thurs., Dec. 19 7:03 4:13
Fri., Dec. 20 7:03 4:13

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Dec. 6 44 30 0.00
Dec. 7 49 29 0.00
Dec. 8 35 20 0.00
Dec. 9 50 30 0.18
Dec. 10 57 50 1.82
Dec. 11 56 32 *0.29
Dec. 12 34 24 *0.19

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 43º F

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