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 prior to dawn on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

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Where and when to discover the moon and planets.
Things initially: the moon will not in fact be blue. However, for a brief period– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is a lot more appropriate provided the holiday. So when precisely will that occur? It depends upon where you live, however you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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 blockages, in practice you wont see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full 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 sadly appears close to the moon for most 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 unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting 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– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for many of the night.