• Tim Johnson

Jupiter and the Moon

Tonight the gibbous moon appears near the bright planet Jupiter. The two are close, only five degrees apart and rising together in the east after sunset. The two aren’t too close, which makes it easy to see. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus, next to the zodiacal constellation Aquarius.

The moon will be full on Monday, making it the seasonal Harvest Moon, the closest full moon to the first day of autumn.

The Harvest Moon is only two days from the first day of autumn, Wednesday, September 22.

We’ve all been watching the bright planet Venus now in the western sky after sunset. The planet is easier to see. Looking ahead Venus will appear higher in the west each night through the next two months.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Sept. 17 6:23 6:48
Sat., Sept. 18 6:24 6:46
Sun., Sept. 19 6:25 6:44
Mon., Sept. 20 6:26 6:43
Tues., Sept. 21 6:27 6:41
Wed., Sept. 22 6:28 6:39
Thurs., Sept. 23 6:29 6:37
Fri., Sept. 24 6:30 6:36

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Sept. 10 73 64 1.69
Sept. 11 78 53 0.00
Sept. 12 76 65 0.00
Sept. 13 78 68 0.00
Sept. 14 80 59 0.00
Sept. 15 77 66 0.00
Sept. 16 79 66 0.17

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 73º F

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