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

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This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite spectacular going on tonight. Most importantly, its free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or emergency exit). Not only exists a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to find them.

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
Things initially: the moon will not really be blue. For a short period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more appropriate provided the vacation. When exactly will that happen? 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.

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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 below it.

And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close 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 will not see the moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise 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 full moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for many of the night.