Moon, Mars and Regulus

The gibbous moon dominates our sky this weekend. On Monday night, it appears near the bright red planet Mars and both are near the bright star Regulus. All three form a close triangle in the zodiacal constellation Leo. Regulus is the principal and brightest star in Leo. Up against the brighter Mars and the moon, Regulus is not so impressive.

Full Moon

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., April 6 6:16 7:12

Sat., April 7 6:15 7:13

Sun., April 8 6:13 7:14

Mon., April 9 6:11 7:15

Tues., April 10 6:10 7:16

Wed., April 11 6:08 7:17

Thurs., April 12 6:07 7:18

Fri., April 13 6:05 7:19

Full Moon

Tonight’s full moon appears near the bright star Spica in the zodiacal constellation Virgo. The ringed-planet Saturn is nearby. The three celestial objects form a line with Spica in-between.

Saturn

Sunrise Sunset

Fri., April 13 6:05 7:19

Sat., April 14 6:03 7:20

Sun., April 15 6:02 7:21

Mon., April 16 6:00 7:22

Tues., April 17 5:59 7:24

Wed., April 18 5:57 7:25

Thurs., April 19 5:56 7:26

Fri., April 20 5:54 7:27

Saturn

The ringed-planet Saturn is in opposition on Sunday, closer to the Earth than at any other time in the past year. You can find Saturn rising in the eastern sky, soon after sunset. Saturn is in the zodiacal constellation Virgo, near the bright star Spica.

Temperature

Temperature: Precip.

Day Max. Min. Inches.

Fº Fº

April 13 58 38 .00

April 14 61 44 .00

April 15 68 49 .06

April 16 66 52 .00

April 17 68 51 .00

April 18 81 52 .00

April 19 64 46 .00

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 56º F.

Cold Moon

The Ice Moon, the first full moon of the year, rises and dominates the eastern sky after sunset on Monday night. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Gemini.

Moon and Mars

The gibbous moon appears near the bright red planet Mars tonight, and tomorrow night. Both are in the zodiacal constellation Virgo.

Moon and Jupiter

On Sunday night the first quarter moon appears next to the bright planet Jupiter, high in the southern sky. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Pisces. The show continues for another night, on Monday night, when the two appear close together, though the moon will appear to have passed by and to the east of the planet.

Moon and Venus

In the coming week, the moon will appear beside the brightest planet. Venus is high in the southwest in the early evening. There is no mistaking this lovely bright planet against a backdrop of the colors of twilight.

Full Moon

The gibbous moon dominates our evening sky this weekend. Every night it increases in brightness, as more and more of the moon is lit by the sun. Full moon is when the whole side of the moon facing us is lit.

Moon and Planets

Tonight’s gibbous moon appears near the bright red planet Mars. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Leo, a constellation we usually associate with spring and early summer. Mars rises first before 9 p.m., followed by the moon; but the best view of them as a pair will be closer to 10 p.m. or later when they are higher in the east.

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