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

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

This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt look like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to discover them.

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

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a 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 unfortunately appears near the moon for many of the night.

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

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: 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 planets and stars– including 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.