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

And lastly, 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 find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a complete 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.

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

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
Things initially: 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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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 also be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but 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 complete 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 most of the night.