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 dawn on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.
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And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near to the moon for the majority of the night.
According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you wont see the full Moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.
Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
Where and when to discover the moon and planets.
Things initially: the moon will not actually be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.
Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: 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 stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for many of the night.