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

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 potentially Mercury below it.

Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only is there an unusual 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 wont see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

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Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: 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 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.