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

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This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt appear like you believed it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite incredible going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just 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.

Where and when to discover the moon and planets.
Things initially: the moon will not in fact be blue. 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. Because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

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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:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– more difficult 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.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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