• Larry Glick

Gibbous Moon

A bright moon in our southern sky will dominate the week ahead. The moon is gibbous, a term that describes the moon days before it is full. It lies inbetween that time when the moon is first quarter and full. Or, at the other end of the moon's orbit, it describes that time between the full moon and the last quarter moon. It is also a waxing moon, which describes the moon when it is somewhere between New Moon and Full Moon.

A waning moon is when it is somewhere between Full Moon and New Moon.

Tonight and through the weekend, the waxing moon will appear high in the sky in the zodiacal constellation Leo. The moon is closest to Leo's brightest star, Regulus, tomorrow night.

The moon begins the week in the zodiacal constellation Virgo, one of the biggest constellations in the zodiac, and it will take a few days to move through it. On Wednesday night you'll find the waxing gibbous moon near the brightest star, Spica, in Virgo.

Next Friday there will be a penumbral lunar eclipse that will be viewable across Asia and Australia but not in this hemisphere

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., April 28 5:42 7:36
Sat., April 29 5:41 7:37
Sun., April 30 5:40 7:38
Mon., May 1 5:38 7:39
Tues., May 2 5:37 7:40
Wed., May 3 5:36 7:41
Thurs., May 4 5:34 7:42
Fri., May 5 5:33 7:43
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
April 21 56 42 0.00
April 22 58 47 0.00
April 23 56 46 0.00
April 24 55 47 0.11
April 25 58 40 T
April 26 40 45 0.00
April 27 52 38 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 54º F

Comments (1)

Jonathan , Juno Beach, FL
Keeping an eye on the sky here too. On my way home to MV. Thank you for keeping us posted Mark!
May 3, 2023 - 9:52am


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