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

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 before sunrise on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

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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.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the world 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 harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near the moon for the majority of the night.

Best of all, its complimentary and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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 complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

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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– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.