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

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
Things initially: the moon will not actually be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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This year, trick-or-treating most likely does not look like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or emergency exit). Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little more hard in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near to the moon for the majority of the night.

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 early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury listed below it.

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 blockages.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of finding 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 complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including 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.