Best of all, its free and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
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Theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be a little more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears near the moon for the majority of the night.
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When to find the moon and planets, where and.
Things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.
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.
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 complete Moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of atmospheric cloud short on the horizon and other obstructions.
Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Not just is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise 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 full moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears close to the moon for many of the night.