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

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require 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:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near to the moon for many 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 moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

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When to find the moon and planets, where and.
Things initially: the moon will not in fact be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

What about those worlds? 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 intense dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will beat 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 likewise have the ability to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.

This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt appear like you thought it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite amazing going on tonight. Best of all, its complimentary and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only exists an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise 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 coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.