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 climatic cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

What about those planets? 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 two bright dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will beat its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before dawn on Sunday morning, youll likewise have the ability to see Venus and perhaps Mercury listed below it.

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

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When to discover the moon and planets, where and.
Things first: the moon will not really be blue. For a brief period– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is even more proper given the holiday. When exactly will that take place? It depends upon where you live, but you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying 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 complete moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.