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

Where and when to find the moon and planets.
Things first: the moon will not in fact be blue. 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 will not see the full Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

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And lastly, theres Uranus. Youre going to need a telescope for this one, and the world will appear 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 more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near the moon for many of the night.

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 prior to sunrise on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury listed below it.

This year, trick-or-treating most likely does not look like you believed it would, and Halloween parties are (ideally, in the name of public health) cancelled, but theres still something pretty magnificent going on tonight. Best of all, its totally free and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not just is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. When to find them, heres where and.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of identifying 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 coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and worlds– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.