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

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 bright dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will beat its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before dawn on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

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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 climatic cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
First things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. But, for a quick period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is a lot more appropriate provided the holiday. When precisely will that happen? It depends upon where you live, however you can check on that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require 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:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near the moon for many of the night.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: 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 complete moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.