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

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 beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outperform its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

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.

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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 until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of climatic cloud short on the horizon and other obstructions.

This year, trick-or-treating probably doesnt appear like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something pretty incredible going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only exists an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears near the moon for many of the night.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: 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 stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.