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

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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 discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be a little more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– 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.

When to discover the moon and planets, where and.
Things first: the moon will not really be blue. But, for a short period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is much more appropriate provided the vacation. So when exactly will that occur? It depends upon where you live, however you can inspect on 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. Because of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

Picture: Chockdee Permploysiri (Shutterstock).

What about those worlds? 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 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 have the ability to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

This year, trick-or-treating probably doesnt look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite incredible going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or emergency exit). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to discover them.

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 corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– 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 many of the night.