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

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And finally, 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:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly more hard 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 world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears near to the moon for most of the night.

What about those worlds? 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 sunrise on Sunday early morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.

This year, trick-or-treating most likely doesnt appear like you thought it would, and Halloween celebrations are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something pretty magnificent going on tonight. Best of all, its free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only exists an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
First things first: the moon will not really be blue. For a quick duration– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more proper given the holiday. When exactly will that happen? It depends on where you live, however you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres also 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 worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for most of the night.