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

Best of all, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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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 until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

Where and when to discover the moon and worlds.
Things first: 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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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 prior to dawn on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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 discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be somewhat more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– consisting of Uranus– more difficult 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 only 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 actually 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– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.