• Tim Johnson

Jupiter and Venus

The two brightest planets in our sky are visible in the morning. Venus and Jupiter are so close they can talk to each other. This weekend they are less than a degree apart.

You’ll discover this beautiful sight if you can get up early enough in the morning, at least an hour before sunrise. The two are in the east. Venus is the brighter of the two.

Moon, Mercury and Pleiades

On Monday evening, a thin crescent moon will appear near the bright planet Mercury. And if you have some help with binoculars you’ll see the star cluster Pleiades, the Seven Sisters, below and to the right.

The constellation Taurus, the home of the Pleiades, is resting on the western sky after sunset.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., April 29 5:41 7:37
Sat., April 30 5:40 7:38
Sun., May 1 5:38 7:39
Mon., May 2 5:37 7:40
Tues., May 3 5:36 7:41
Wed., May 4 5:34 7:42
Thurs., May 5 5:33 7:43
Fri., May 6 5:32 7:44

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
April 22 59 47 0.00
April 23 68 36 0.00
April 24 57 43 0.00
April 25 54 38 0.00
April 26 58 42 0.00
April 27 54 48 0.09
April 28 60 40 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 53º F

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