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

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What about those worlds? 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 early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury below it.

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

And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the planet will appear like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be a little more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close 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 will not see the complete Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of climatic cloud low on the horizon and other blockages.

When to find the moon and worlds, 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.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres also 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 complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for many of the night.