Vineyard Skies: Where is Venus?
Mark Alan Lovewell
Saturday morning, if you are up early enough, you’ll find the bright planet Venus low in the southeastern sky.
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In Vineyard Skies: Spring Constellations
Mark Alan Lovewell
The weather lately may not suggest spring, but spring abounds in the night sky.
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In Vineyard Skies: Mud Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
This weekend’s full moon, the Mud Moon, will dominate our evening skies.
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In Vineyard Skies: First Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night’s first quarter moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Taurus, in the head of the bull.
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In Vineyard Skies: A Month with Venus
Mark Alan Lovewell
The brightest planet in our western sky early at night sure has received a lot of attention.
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In Vineyard Skies: Partial Lunar Eclipse
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night’s full moon, the snow moon, will be shaded slightly by the Earth.
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In Vineyard Skies: First Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night's first quarter moon appears high in the west, and is entering the zodiacal constellation Taurus, the mythological bull.
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In Vineyard Skies: Moon, Venus and Mars
Mark Alan Lovewell

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.

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In Vineyard Skies: Last Quarter Moon
Mark Alan Lovewell
Friday night’s last quarter moon rises in the eastern sky near midnight.
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In Vineyard Skies: Gibbous Moon and Jupiter
Mark Alan Lovewell
On Wednesday night, a few hours after sunset, the gibbous moon rises in the eastern sky.
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