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

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This year, trick-or-treating probably does not appear like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite magnificent going on tonight. Most importantly, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own yard (or emergency exit). Not only exists a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to discover them, heres where and.

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 until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of climatic cloud short on the horizon and other blockages.

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near to the moon for many of the night.

Where and when to find the moon and planets.
Things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: 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 planets and stars– including 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.