Planetary Lineup and Crescent Moon

On Tuesday morning, well before sunrise, look to the southeastern sky. You’ll see an assembly of lots of celestial objects with the thin crescent moon being the farthest to the right. The moon is in close proximity to the planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury. 

Jupiter is brilliant and if you can find the two, the rest should be within reach. Saturn and Mercury are not so bright. The ringed planet Saturn resides inbetween the moon and Jupiter.
Mercury will be the toughest to find of all of them, as it is closest to the horizon and farthest to the left. Mercury is immediately to the left of Jupiter.

The scene gets interesting on Wednesday morning, when a thinner crescent moon appears in the mix and almost underneath Jupiter.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., March 5 6:10 5:36
Sat., March 6 6:09 5:37
Sun., March 7- 6:07 5:38
Mon., March 8 6:05 5:39
Tues., March 9 6:04 5:41
Wed., March 10 6:02 5:42
Thurs., March 11 6:00 5:43
Fri., March 12 5:59 5:44

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Feb. 26 50 25 0.00
Feb. 27 44 30 T
Feb. 28 48 33 0.28
March 1 46 37 0.53
March 2 48 17 0.06
March 3 38 20 0.00
March 4 47 29 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 38º F

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