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

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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 brilliant dots dancing beside each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before dawn on Sunday early morning, youll also have the ability to see Venus and potentially Mercury listed below it.

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According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you will not see the complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

Best of all, its totally 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 also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.

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

Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a 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 unfortunately appears close to the moon for many of the night.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however 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 stars and planets– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for many of the night.