Venus and the Crescent Moon

Tomorrow morning, any time before sunrise, you will see two celestial objects Venus and the Crescent Moon close together.

The two rise in the eastern sky around 3 a.m. and will be poised nicely high above the eastern sky by dawn. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Gemini, a constellation we most often associate with the depths of a cold winter night.

The moon appears above Venus. If you miss the opportunity take another look Sunday morning at the same time. The moon will have advanced farther eastward, farther away from Venus, closer to the yet to rise sun.

Fewer will see the moon on Monday morning, as it is almost on the horizon when dawn arises.

The moon reappears in our evening sky next Thursday night. The moon is a thin crescent shape and close to the western sky after sunset.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., August 14 5:48 7:43
Sat., August 15 5:49 7:41
Sun., August 16 5:50 7:40
Mon., August 17 5:51 7:38
Tues., August 18 5:52 7:37
Wed., August 19 5:53 7:36
Thurs., August 20 5:54 7:34
Fri., August 21 5:55 7:33

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
August 7 84 64 0.00
August 8 78 68 0.00
August 9 80 63 T
August 10 85 71 0.00
August 11 85 72 0.00
August 12 85 74 0.00
August 13 86 73 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 79º F

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