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. In practice you will not see the complete Moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

What about those planets? Mars will remain in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the two brilliant dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before daybreak on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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Where and when to discover the moon and worlds.
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 appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a complete moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for the majority of the night.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: the moon will not in fact 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.