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

And lastly, 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 find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a full 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 unfortunately appears close to the moon for the majority 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. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the 2 bright dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up before daybreak on Sunday morning, youll likewise have the ability to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

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

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

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

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, however theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Things first: 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 complete moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The planet sits in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears close to the moon for most of the night.