Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
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, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for the majority of the night.
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According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you wont see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.
Where and when to discover the moon and worlds.
Things first: the moon will not really be blue. For a short period– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more suitable given the holiday. When precisely will that happen? It depends upon where you live, however you can look at that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.
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What about those worlds? 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 potentially Mercury below it.
Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: the moon will not in fact 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 stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– more difficult 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.