• Tim Johnson

Mars

We’ve missed the red planet Mars. For much of this year until late summer, Mars hung high in our southern and southwestern sky in the evening. In the last two months, Mars dropped from the sky and was hidden by the brilliance of the sun.

Mars is now a morning planet and so much easier to see. You can find it low in the southeastern sky before sunrise. The planet is in the zodiacal constellation Libra.

Venus, the brightest planet in the sky, is now hovering high in the western sky after sunset. Not far away are Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in the solar system.

Find Venus in the west and than scan to your left for the next brightest planet Jupiter. Saturn is almost in between the two.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Nov. 26 6:43 4:14
Sat., Nov. 27 6:44 4:13
Sun., Nov. 28 6:45 4:13
Mon., Nov. 29 6:46 4:12
Tues., Nov. 30 6:47 4:12
Wed., Dec. 1 6:48 4:12
Thurs., Dec. 2 6:49 4:11
Fri., Dec. 3 6:50 4:11

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Nov. 19 66 41 .08
Nov. 20 50 36 .00
Nov. 21 51 33 .00
Nov. 22 58 39 .73
Nov. 23 58 35 .08
Nov. 24 40 28 .09
       

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 52º F

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