• Mark Alan Lovewell

Moon and Planets

In the wee hours of Sunday morning the last quarter moon appears only a few degrees from the ringed-planet Saturn. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

The two rise together around midnight and take charge of the predawn morning sky.

The moon advances two mornings later into the zodiacal constellation Pisces and appears near both Mars and Jupiter. If you miss it, you’ll get another chance early on Wednesday morning. Jupiter is the brighter of the two planets. Mars appears as a dull red.

Look again Thursday morning an hour before dawn and see the crescent moon in close proximity the Venus, the brightest planet in our sky. The two are even closer on Friday morning, only a few degrees apart.


Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., May 20 5:17 7:58
Sat., May 21 5:16 7:59
Sun., May 22 5:16 8:00
Mon., May 23 5:15 8:01
Tues., May 24 5:14 8:02
Wed., May 25 5:13 8:03
Thurs., May 26 5:13 8:04
Fri., May 27 5:12 8:05

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
May 13 62-- 51 0.02
May 14 67 54 T
May 15 80 56 0.16
May 16 68 53 T
May 17 67 54 0.37
May 18 69 49 0.00
May 19 70 53 0.01


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 60º F


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