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 before dawn on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

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This year, trick-or-treating probably doesnt appear like you believed it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, however theres still something pretty incredible going on tonight. Best of all, its free and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres also the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

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Theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will look like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a complete moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near to the moon for most of the night.

Where and when to discover the moon and planets.
First things initially: the moon will not actually be blue. But, for a brief period– as it increases above the eastern horizon– it will be orange, which is a lot more proper provided the vacation. So when exactly will that take place? It depends upon where you live, however you can examine that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of finding Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things initially: 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 corresponds with a complete 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 regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.