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

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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 2 intense dots dancing next to 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 things on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to dawn on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

When to discover the moon and planets, where and.
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 thought it would, and Halloween celebrations are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something quite amazing going on tonight. Best of all, its free and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just exists a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to discover them, heres where and.

And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides 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 unfortunately appears near to the moon for most of the night.

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 atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying 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 corresponds with a complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for many of the night.