• Tim Johnson

Crescent Moon and Saturn

The ringed-planet Saturn appears low in the southwestern sky after sunset. The planet once commanded much of the attention during summer, appearing in the southern sky. With the advancement of the seasons Saturn's time in our sky is significantly shortened. Now the planet hangs in our evening sky for an hour or so. Saturn is being upstaged by the prominence of Jupiter farther to the east. Jupiter is the brighter. And the red planet Mars now appears above the horizon a short time afterwards.

On Monday night, Saturn is joined by the thin waxung crescent moon. If you've never seen Saturn before, or had a hard time discerning whether it is a star or a planet, Monday night is a fine time to look,

The two celestial objects are close together in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.

On Thursday night, look again. The gibbous moon appears closest to the planet Jupiter in the zodiacal constellation Pisces.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Nov. 25 6:42 4:14
Sat., Nov. 26 6:43 4:14
Sun., Nov. 27 6:44 4:13
Mon., Nov. 28 6:45 4:13
Tues., Nov. 29 6:46 4:12
Wed., Nov. 30 6:47 4:12
Thurs., Dec. 1 6:48 4:12
Fri., Dec. 2 6:49 4:11

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Nov. 18 49 31 T
Nov. 19 47 32 0.00
Nov. 20 47 29 0.02
Nov. 21 41 27 0.00
Nov. 22 48 32 0.00
Nov. 23 52 37 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 48º F

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Galaxy Grazer, West Tisbury
More notices about our Galaxy, please!!
November 29, 2022 - 7:58am

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