Gibbous Moon and Mars

On Wednesday night the gibbous moon and the bright red planet Mars start the evening low in the southeastern sky. It is will be a pretty sight. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Pisces and they’ll climb the sky as the evening unfolds.

The scene improves on Thursday night when the two are even closer, the moon is underneath Mars. Mars is 43 million miles away. Mars is leaving us, already starting to fade. Two weeks ago, the planet was a close 38 million miles away.

The moon will steal the show at the end of next week when it becomes full and also a Blue Moon on Halloween evening.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Oct. 23 7:02 5:48
Sat., Oct. 24 7:03 5:47
Sun., Oct. 25 7:04 5:46
Mon., Oct. 26 7:06 5:44
Tues., Oct. 27 7:07 5:43
Wed., Oct. 28 7:08 5:41
Thurs., Oct. 29 7:09 5:40
Fri., Oct. 30 7:10 5:39

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Oct. 16 70 60 0.00
Oct. 17 70 56 1.08
Oct. 18 60 38 T
Oct. 19 62 43 0.00
Oct. 20 63 47 T
Oct. 21 65 59 0.10
Oct. 22 69 60 T

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 64º F

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