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

This year, trick-or-treating most likely does not look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite magnificent going on tonight. Best of all, its complimentary and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only exists an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

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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 since of atmospheric cloud short on the horizon and other obstructions.

What about those planets? 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 daybreak on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

When to find the moon and worlds, 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.

Image: Chockdee Permploysiri (Shutterstock).

And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet 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 somewhat more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a complete moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near to the moon for many of the night.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of finding 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 planets and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.