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

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What about those worlds? 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 morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury listed below it.

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Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
First things first: the moon will not really be blue. For a brief period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more proper given the vacation. When exactly will that take place? It depends upon where you live, however you can examine that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

This year, trick-or-treating most likely does not appear like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite amazing going on tonight. Most importantly, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or emergency exit). Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

And lastly, 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 discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be somewhat more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near the moon for the majority of the night.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise 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 complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of 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.