• Tim Johnson

Thin Crescent Moon Next Week

A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky beginning next week. Take a look Tuesday night for the moon appearing near the bright star Spica, the main star in the constellation Virgo.

The two are together for a short time and then they set in the west. The moon appears higher in the nights that follow and will be easier to see.

Ringed Planet Saturn

While outside, take a look after dusk for the bright planet Saturn now rising in the southeastern sky. Saturn is in the constellation Capricornus, a constellation we associate with autumn.

Saturn will gain height in the sky as the night progresses. There is no other celestial object in that area of the sky, so it is an easy find.

 

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., August 26 6:00 7:25
Sat., August 27 6:01 7:23
Sun., August 28 6:02 7:22
Mon., August 29 6:03 7:20
Tues., August 30 6:05 7:18
Wed., August 31 6:06 7:17
Thurs., Sept. 1 6:07 7:15
Fri., Sept. 2 6:08 7:13

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
August 19 80 61 0.00
August 20 86 65 0.00
August 21 86 65 T
August 22 81 66 T
August 23 75 69 0.07
August 24 82 69 T
August 25 85 66 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 76º F

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