Gibbous Moon

The big bright gibbous moon moves through the constellation Leo this weekend. For us, that is a sign of change, a move towards spring. Leo is a large constellation that takes over the eastern sky in spring. The brightest star near the moon is Regulus, the main star in the constellation.

Groundhog Day is Tuesday, and on that morning our thoughts will be about when spring arrives and Old Man Winter departs. The stars overhead say spring is definitely ahead.

Notice Orion, the hunter has taken center stage early in the evening. You can see this favorite constellation almost due south at 9 o’clock. The three stars that make up the hunter’s belt are an easy find even with the bright glare of a gibbous moon.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Jan. 29 6:57 4:53
Sat., Jan. 30 6:56 4:54
Sun., Jan. 31 6:55 4:55
Mon., Feb. 1 6:54 4:56
Tues., Feb. 2 6:53 4:58
Wed., Feb. 3 6:52 4:59
Thurs., Feb. 4 6:51 5:00
Fri., Feb. 5 6:49 5:01

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Jan. 22 41 25 0.00
Jan. 23 46 30 0.00
Jan. 24 34 19 0.00
Jan. 25 31 21 0.00
Jan. 26 36 24 0.00
Jan. 27 27 31 *.34
Jan. 28 38 33 0.01

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 37º F

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