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

What about those planets? Mars will remain in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the two bright dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outperform its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before dawn on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

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When to find the moon and worlds, where and.
First things first: the moon will not actually be blue. For a quick period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more appropriate given the vacation. So when precisely will that occur? It depends on where you live, but you can examine that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for many of the night.

Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting 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 coincides with a complete moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for most of the night.