• Tim Johnson

Moon Next Week

Tonight’s crescent moon appears high in the southwestern sky. The moon is in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus. The horns of the moon are both pointed up, suggesting that the moon depicts a smile.

On Wednesday night the first quarter moon appears beneath the red planet Mars. Both are high in the southern sky and just below the zodiacal constellation Aries. Stay tuned through the night, as the moon will get closer and closer to the red planet.

By early Thursday morning, the two are closest. If you are look before sunrise, the two are only three degrees apart low in the western sky, at about 5 o’clock.

On Thursday night, the two have separated considerably. The moon appears approaching the zodiacal constellation Taurus.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., Jan. 15 7:06 4:35
Sat., Jan. 16 7:06 4:37
Sun., Jan. 17 7:05 4:38
Mon., Jan. 18 7:05 4:39
Tues., Jan. 19 7:05 4:40
Wed., Jan. 20 7:03 4:41
Thurs., Jan. 21 7:03 4:43
Fri., Jan. 22 7:02 4:42

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
Jan. 8 43 28 0.00
Jan. 9 37 27 T
Jan. 10 34 31 *0.01
Jan. 11 40 20 0.00
Jan. 12 43 27 0.00
Jan. 13 42 29 0.00
Jan. 14 45 32 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 40º F

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