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

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you will not see the complete Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near to the moon for most of the night.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
Things first: the moon will not really be blue. But, for a quick duration– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is much more suitable given the vacation. When exactly will that happen? It depends upon where you live, but you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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

What about those worlds? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the 2 brilliant dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will beat its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: the moon will not actually 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 planets and stars– 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.