In Vineyard Skies: A Month with Venus

The brightest planet in our western sky early at night sure has received a lot of attention.

In Vineyard Skies: Partial Lunar Eclipse

Friday night’s full moon, the snow moon, will be shaded slightly by the Earth.

In Vineyard Skies: First Quarter Moon

Friday night's first quarter moon appears high in the west, and is entering the zodiacal constellation Taurus, the mythological bull.

In Vineyard Skies: Moon, Venus and Mars

On Tuesday night, three bright celestial objects hang high in the western sky in a close triangle after sunset. The thin crescent moon appears near two planets, Venus and Mars. The moon gets even closer to Venus on Wednesday night, the first night of February.

There is no mistaking Venus, the brightest planet in the sky. Finding Mars takes a little more effort. Mars is considerably fainter and the farthest of the three.

In Vineyard Skies: Last Quarter Moon

Friday night’s last quarter moon rises in the eastern sky near midnight.

In Vineyard Skies: Gibbous Moon and Jupiter

On Wednesday night, a few hours after sunset, the gibbous moon rises in the eastern sky.

In Vineyard Skies: End of the Year Planets

Two planets, Venus and Mars are in the western sky at the close of the year 2016.

In Vineyard Skies: Winter Is Already Here

Winter’s arrival at 5:44 a.m. on Wednesday will be closely followed by the Ursid meteor shower.

In Vineyard Skies: Holly Moon

The gibbous moon is in the zodiacal constellation Pisces Friday night.

In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Mars

On Sunday night the crescent moon appears close to the red planet Mars.