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

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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 find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full 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 unfortunately appears near the moon for the majority of the night.

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
First things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. For a brief period– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more appropriate given the vacation. So when precisely will that occur? It depends upon where you live, but you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, 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 will not see the moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud short 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 2 intense dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outperform its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon things on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before dawn on Sunday morning, youll likewise have the ability to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt look like you believed it would, and Halloween celebrations are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite magnificent going on tonight. Most importantly, its free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or emergency exit). Not only exists an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however 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 a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: the moon will not really 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 worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for most of the night.