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. Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

When to discover the moon and worlds, where and.
Things initially: the moon will not actually be blue. However, for a quick duration– as it rises above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is a lot more proper given the holiday. So when exactly will that happen? It depends on where you live, but you can look at that here. In New York City, for instance, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Identifying Uranus at opposition will be slightly harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a complete moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– 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 most 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 moon appear up until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

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

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Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however 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 corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder 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.