• Jeanna Shepard

Extreme Tides

Tides will continue to be extreme through the coming weekend. With the moon both being full and in perigee this past Thursday, the gravitational pull of both the sun and moon will continue to bring about extreme high and low tides.

The gravity of our sun and moon create the tides we experience. Sometimes, like this weekend and later in June, the pull is greater than normal.

The solar system’s largest two planets are visible late at night rising in the eastern sky. Jupiter is by far the brightest and Saturn comes in second. The moon appears nearest to Saturn on Monday, May 31. It hovers close to the planet Jupiter the next night.

The gibbous moon is only 5 degrees from Jupiter before sunup on June 1. 2021.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., May 28 5:11 8:06
Sat., May 29 5:11 8:06
Sun., May 30 5:10 8:07
Mon., May 31 5:10 8:08
Tues., June 1 5:09 8:09
Wed., June 2 5:09 8:10
Thurs., June 3 5:08 8:10
Fri., June 4 5:08 8:11

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
May 21 67 46 0.00
May 22 66 53 0.00
May 23 78 57 0.00
May 24 85 54 0.00
May 25 64 49 0.00
May 26 64 57 0.00
May 27 69 60 0.01

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 65º F

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