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 early morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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

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According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you will not see the full 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 appear 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 harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.

When to find the moon and planets, where and.
First things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. However, for a short duration– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is a lot more appropriate offered the vacation. When precisely will that take place? It depends on where you live, however you can examine that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: 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 corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.