In Vineyard Skies: Crescent Moon and Venus
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Thursday, there is a pretty sight in the early morning sky.
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In Vineyard Skies: The Fisherman's Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
This weekend’s full moon, the Fisherman Moon, appears in the southern zodiacal constellation Sagittarius.
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In Vineyard Skies: Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night's first quarter moon appears close to the bright planet Jupiter.
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Crescent Moon in Leo
Mark Alan Lovewell
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky on Monday night.
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In Vineyard Skies: Crescent Moon and Venus
Mark Alan Lovewell

The crescent moon passes by the bright planet Venus in the early morning sky in the coming week. Venus is high in the southeastern sky before sunrise and it will hold its place well into summer.

Next Tuesday morning the thin crescent moon appears above and to the right of Venus. The two are closer on Wednesday morning, when the moon appears under Venus.

By Thursday morning, an even thinner crescent moon appears even closer to the horizon, barely visible with its proximity to the bright rising sun.

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In Vineyard Skies: High Altitude Rainbow?
Mark Alan Lovewell
Last Sunday morning a number of Vineyarders spotted a peculiar high altitude rainbow.
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In Vineyard Skies: Gibbous Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell

Friday night the gibbous moon appears right above the bright planet Jupiter. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo, a short distance away from the constellation’s brightest star star Spica. The moon and Jupiter will remain an impressive sight well into the evening. The evening begins with the two high in the southeastern sky a short time after sunset.

The full moon, the summer moon, takes place next Friday, June 9.

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Thin Crescent Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Amid the colors of sunset, a thin crescent moon hangs low in the southwestern sky Friday night.
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Super Nova
Mark Alan Lovewell
The big news this week in astronomy circles is the discovery of a super nova in the constellation Cygnus.
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In Vineyard Skies: Saturn and Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
If you are outside Friday night at 10 p.m. or later, take a peek towards the southeast and look for the rising bright gibbous moon.
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