Milky Way

Tonight, when you step outside around 9 o’clock, look up. The Milky Way will greet you overhead. You’ll see the Milky Way with all of its glory high above. The Milky Way is a band of clouds permanently painted onto our night sky. Tonight the band extends from the southeastern horizon, up over your head, and down to the northwestern horizon.

This is only a portion of the Milky Way. There is so much of it visible at other times of the year. The significance is in the brilliance of the many stars that you can see above.

The constellations may not be familiar to you. They are Canis Major, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus and Cassiopia. You don’t need to know them. That can come later. Tonight is a night to just enjoy its permanence and the many shades of brightness. In all of this you are seeing billions of stars, and each star is as independent and apart of the rest, as our sun.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Feb. 5 6:49 5:01
Sat., Feb. 6 6:48 5:03
Sun., Feb. 7 6:47 5:04
Mon., Feb. 8 6:46 5:05
Tues., Feb. 9 6:45 5:07
Wed., Feb. 10 6:44 5:08
Thurs., Feb. 11 6:42 5:09
Fri., Feb. 12 6:41 5:10

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Jan. 29 34 12 0.14
Jan. 30 20 11 0.00
Jan. 31 22 12 0.00
Feb. 1 34 20 *T
Feb. 2 40 33 1.44
Feb. 3 41 31 T
Feb. 4 39 31 T

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 37º F

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lisa
awe inspiring. thank you
February 4, 2021 - 9:01pm

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