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

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

This year, trick-or-treating probably doesnt appear like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite amazing going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to find them.

What about those planets? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the two intense dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

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According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you will not see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

When to find the moon and worlds, where and.
Things first: the moon will not really be blue. 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 also the possibility of finding 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 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 many of the night.