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. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the two brilliant dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will beat its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before sunrise on Sunday morning, youll likewise have the ability to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

When to find the moon and planets, where and.
Things initially: 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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This year, trick-or-treating most likely does not look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something quite magnificent going on tonight. Most importantly, its complimentary and you can probably see it from your own yard (or emergency exit). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be slightly more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near the moon for the majority of the night.

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 till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time since of atmospheric cloud short on the horizon and other blockages.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of identifying 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 complete 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 most of the night.