• Mark Alan Lovewell

Evening Crescent Moon

Tomorrow night’s western sky will host two planets and a thin crescent moon. All three are fairly close to each and close enough to make a show.

The moon appears between the planets Venus and Mars. Venus is the brighter of the two and closest to the horizon. A much fainter Mars is above and slightly to the south of the moon. Venus and the moon are in the zodiacal constellation Gemini. Mars is in the zodiacal constellation Cancer.

Another view is Sunday night, when the moon appears above and really close to Mars.

Mars is 204 million miles away. Venus is 140 million miles away and the moon is only about a quarter of a million miles away.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 11 5:06 8:15
Sat., June 12 5:06 8:15
Sun., June 13 5:06 8:16
Mon., June 14 5:06 8:16
Tues., June 15 5:06 8:17
Wed., June 16 5:06 8:17
Thurs., June 17 5:06 8:17
Fri., June 18 5:06 8:18

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 4 68 60 0.53
June 5 71 58 0.02
June 6 79 65 0.00
June 7 88 62 0.00
June 8 75 60 0.00
June 9 75 61 0.02
June 10 85 62 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 70º F

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