• Tim Johnson

Full Moon and July Fourth

The full moon hangs in the southern sky tomorrow night on the Fourth of July. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Sagittarius and it will be inching towards the zodiacal constellation Capricornus through the weekend.

Take a look Sunday night and the moon is nearest the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is the brightest of the two, and both are unusually close together.
Jupiter and Saturn will continue to get closer to each other this summer. The movement is so gradual that it isn’t noticeable each night. But it will be noticeable if you watch from week to week. This is a show you can watch through the summer. In mid-July the two are about as close to the Earth as they will get. That means they will be at their brightest.

Jupiter is 381 million miles away, while Saturn is 837 million miles away.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., July 3 5:11 8:19
Sat., July 4 5:12 8:19
Sun., July 5 5:12 8:19
Mon., July 6 5:13 8:18
Tues., July 7 5:14 8:18
Wed., July 8 5:14 8:18
Thurs., July 9 5:15 8:17
Fri., July 10 5:16 8:17

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 26 82 66 T
June 27 78 64 0.00
June 28 81 65 0.56
June 29 61 66 T
June 30 79 65 0.49
July 1 77 62 T
July 2 76 64 T

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 75º F

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