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

What about those planets? Mars will remain in the southeast sky, where itll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “Theyll be the 2 brilliant dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur composes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outperform its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon item on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to sunrise on Sunday morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

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

Theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the world will appear like a small blue-green disc. Heres where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Spotting Uranus at opposition will be a little more tough in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a full moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– consisting of Uranus– harder to see in the night sky. The planet beings in the constellation Aries, which regrettably appears near the moon for most of the night.

Where and when to discover the moon and planets.
Things initially: the moon will not actually be blue. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

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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 wont see the complete Moon appear till about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

Not just is there an unusual Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting 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 corresponds with a full moon that will make dimmer planets and stars– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for most of the night.