Moon and Mars
Mars is brightening. The planet glows low in the eastern sky, well after sunset. The gibbous moon appears near the red planet Sunday night for a pleasant view. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Cancer, and are easy to spot after 10 p.m.
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Moon, Jupiter and Neptune
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky tonight, after sunset. The moon will be low in twilight. More Vineyarders will see the moon tomorrow and thereafter as the moon appears a good deal higher in the sky.
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Mars
For those willing to brave the cold night, there is a ruby red planet rising in the east after 10 p.m. Mars is a perfect example of how a planet gets significantly brighter when it is closer.
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In Vineyard Skies

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Oct. 30 7:10 5:39

Sat., Oct. 31 7:12 5:38

Sun., Nov. 1 6:13 4:36

Mon., Nov. 2 6:14 4:35

Tues., Nov. 3 6:15 4:34

Wed., Nov. 4 6:16 4:33

Thurs., Nov. 5 6:18 4:31

Fri., Nov. 6 6:19 4:30

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In Vineyard Skies

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Oct. 23 7:02 5:48

Sat., Oct. 24 7:03 5:47

Sun., Oct. 25 7:04 5:46

Mon., Oct. 26 7:06 5:44

Tues., Oct. 27 7:07 5:43

Wed., Oct. 28 7:08 5:41

Thurs., Oct. 29 7:09 5:40

Fri., Oct. 30 7:10 5:39

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In Vineyard Skies

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Oct. 16 6:54 5:59

Sat., Oct. 17 6:55 5:57

Sun., Oct. 18 6:56 5:56

Mon., Oct. 19 6:57 5:54

Tues., Oct. 20 6:59 5:53

Wed., Oct. 21 7:00 5:51

Thurs., Oct. 22 7:01 5:50

Fri., Oct. 23 7:02 5:48

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In Vineyard Skies

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Oct. 9 6:46 6:10

Sat., Oct. 10 6:47 6:09

Sun., Oct. 11 6:48 6:07

Mon., Oct. 12 6:49 6:05

Tues., Oct. 13 6:51 6:04

Wed., Oct. 14 6:52 6:02

Thurs., Oct. 15 6:53 6:01

Fri., Oct. 16 6:54 5:59

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In Vineyard Skies

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., Oct. 2 6:39 6:22

Sat., Oct. 3 6:40 6:20

Sun., Oct. 4 6:41 6:18

Mon., Oct. 5 6:42 6:17

Tues., Oct. 6 6:43 6:15

Wed., Oct. 7 6:44 6:13

Thurs., Oct. 8 6:45 6:12

Fri., Oct. 9 6:46 6:10

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Mercury
Mercury is one of the most difficult visible planets to spot, always close to the glare of the sun. In the week ahead there is a rare opportunity to see Mercury. The planet is low in the west southwestern sky, above the bright planet Jupiter, soon after sunset. The two are a pair amid the light of twilight. They are less than 2 degrees apart tonight.
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Venus
The bright planet in the western sky, Venus, will dominate the skies through the remainder of the winter. This weekend is an ideal time to enjoy our nearest planetary neighbor, in all of its glory.
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