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

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Since of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions, in practice you will not see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

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 dawn on Sunday morning, youll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

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Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near the moon for many of the night.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
Things first: the moon will not actually be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own yard (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 just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of spotting 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 coincides with a complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including 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.