• Tim Johnson

Gibbous Moon and Libra

Tonight’s gibbous moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Libra, a constellation we associate with warmer nights ahead. The moon moves through the zodiacal constellations of summer in the coming week and they include Scorpius, Sagittarius and Capricornus.

Libra is a small constellation in close proximity to the zodiacal constellation Scorpius. There is more mythology to the constellation than bright stars. The constellation depicts a scale for weighing and a scale of justice. It is the only constellation in our skies that isn’t some kind of animal, human, God or musical instrument.

Look to the right of the moon tonight and you’ll see bright Spica, the principle star  in the constellation Virgo. Look to the left of the moon and you’ll see the bright red star Antares in the constellation Scorpius.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., March 13 6:57 6:45
Sat., March 14 6:55 6:46
Sun., March 15 6:54 6:47
Mon., March 16 6:52 6:48
Tues., March 17 6:50 6:50
Wed., March 18 6:49 6:51
Thurs., March 19 6:47 6:52
Fri., March 20 6:45 6:53

Temperatures and Precipitations
Date Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
March 6 52 31 0.00
March 7 49 27 0.08
March 8 39 27 0.00
March 9 51 39 0.00
March 10 55 43 0.00
March 11 55 44 0.00
March 12 54 30 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 47º F

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