• Mark Alan Lovewell

Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus is the easiest and brightest planet to spot high in the east in the morning. It is not that difficult to spot. Venus is well above the trees by dawn. It rises in the east at about 3 a.m.

Mercury too is also visible in the morning, a slight distance below and to the east of Venus. Mercury remains the hardest planet to spot, because it is always inconveniently close to either the rising or setting sun.
Next week, Thursday morning take a look and a crescent moon forms a near line with the planets. It isn’t perfect. The moon appears above Venus. Draw a line from the crescent moon down to the east to the horizon and you’ll see Mercury.

On Friday morning, the moon appears in between Venus and Mercury.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Nov. 6 6:19 4:30
Sat., Nov. 7 6:20 4:29
Sun., Nov. 8 6:21 4:28
Mon., Nov. 9 6:23 4:27
Tues., Nov. 10 6:24 4:26
Wed., Nov. 11 6:25 4:25
Thurs., Nov. 12 6:26 4:24
Fri., Nov. 13 6:27 4:23

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Oct. 30 51 43 1.71
Oct. 31 44 35 0.52
Nov. 1 58 33 0.02
Nov. 2 59 38 .21
Nov. 3 48 36 T
Nov. 4 47 35 0.00
Nov. 5 58 47 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 53º F

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