How to Spot Tonights Halloween Blue Moon & A Few Planets, Too

What about those planets? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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Best of all, its complimentary and you can most likely see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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When to find the moon and planets, where and.
Things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be a little more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears near to the moon for the majority of the night.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you wont see the moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of climatic cloud short on the horizon and other obstructions.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: the moon will not really be blue. Mars will be in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. The phenomenon corresponds with a complete moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.