Venus and Mercury
Mark Alan Lovewell
Two of the sun’s closest planets Venus and Mercury appear low in our western sky in the week ahead.
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Crescent Moon and Venus
Mark Alan Lovewell
If the skies are clear you have a pretty good chance of seeing the thin crescent moon above the bright planet Venus.
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Crescent Moon and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday morning a thin crescent moon appears in the southeastern sky before sunrise.
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In Vineyard Skies: Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
There is only one planet in our early evening sky.
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Big Blue Moon and Extreme Tides
Mark Alan Lovewell
Tides will be again extreme next week as the full moon, a Blue Moon, will be close.
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Mira the Wonderful
Mark Alan Lovewell
Mira is a facinating variable star. For most of the year, it is too faint to see.
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Moon and Morning Planets
Mark Alan Lovewell
The two visible planets, Mars and Jupiter, are remarkably close together in the morning sky.
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In Vineyard Skies: Extreme Tides
Mark Alan Lovewell
You’ll probably notice that tides are running higher and lower than normal in the days and nights ahead.
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First Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Our first quarter moon appears high in the evening sky on Christmas night.
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Jupiter and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell
The only two visible planets appear high in the southeastern sky an hour or more before sunrise.
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