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 before sunrise on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury listed below it.

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And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a complete moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.

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Best of all, its complimentary and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
First things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. For a quick period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more appropriate provided the holiday. When precisely will that take place? It depends on where you live, but 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. In practice you will not see the moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud short on the horizon and other obstructions.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also 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 stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.