• 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, 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 20 6:45 6:53
Sat., March 21 6:43 6:54
Sun., March 22 6:42 6:55
Mon., March 23 6:40 6:56
Tues., March 24 6:38 6:57
Wed., March 25 6:37 6:58
Thurs., March 26 6:35 7:00
Fri., March 27 6:33 7:01

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
March 13 49 42 0.01
March 14 52 39 0.14
March 15 53 40 0.00
March 16 48 28 0.00
March 17 41 32 0.11
March 18 45 31 0.46
March 19 51 41 0.41

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 47º F

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