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. Due to the fact that 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.

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 possibly Mercury below it.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be slightly more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– harder 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.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
Things initially: the moon will not really be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

This year, trick-or-treating probably does not look like you believed it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Most importantly, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not just exists a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Heres where and when to discover them.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise 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 complete moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.