• Tim Johnson

Mud Moon

Three visible planets have lined up in the southeastern sky in the morning. The challenge is seeing them all, as they are so close to the rising sun. They are all together in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

Jupiter is the brightest and almost the lowest of the group. If you can find that, you’ll see the much fainter Mercury right next to it. The two are together for the week ahead. Higher and to the right is the ringed planet Saturn.

In the week ahead Mercury will appear to move away from Jupiter and closer to the rising sun. Venus is also in the mix, but it is too close to the sun to be seen. Neptune is also there but impossible to see. We look forward to what our astrology friends have to say about this.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., March 26 6:35 7:00
Sat., March 27 6:33 7:01
Sun., March 28 6:32 7:02
Mon., March 29 6:30 7:03
Tues., March 30 6:28 7:04
Wed., March 31 6:26 7:05
Thurs., April 1 6:25 7:06
Fri., April 2 6:23 7:07

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
March 19 48 31 1.84
March 20 36 27 0.00
March 21 46 27 0.00
March 22 58 27 0.00
March 23 56 36 0.00
March 24 58 32 0.00
March 25 57 43 0.01

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 47º F

Comments

Comment policy »

YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS

Subscribe or become a Friend of the Vineyard Gazette and receive our free newsletters and free and discounted tickets to Gazette events along with our award-winning news and photography.