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

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 things on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before daybreak on Sunday early morning, youll likewise have the ability to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be a little more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– 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.

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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 will not see the moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of climatic cloud short on the horizon and other blockages.

Picture: Chockdee Permploysiri (Shutterstock).

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 pretty amazing going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own yard (or emergency exit). Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to find them.

When to find the moon and planets, where and.
First things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. But, for a short duration– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is much more suitable given the holiday. When exactly will that occur? It depends upon where you live, however you can examine that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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 stars and worlds– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.