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 prior to daybreak on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury listed below it.

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

Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

Theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near 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. Due to the fact that of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions, in practice you will not see the full Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of identifying 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 full moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.