Best of all, its complimentary and you can probably see it from your own yard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but theres likewise the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
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.
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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 prior to sunrise on Sunday early morning, youll also be able to see Venus and potentially Mercury below it.
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According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, heres where to look:.
Look east as the Sun sets in the west. Due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other blockages, in practice you wont see the complete Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time.
And finally, theres Uranus. Youre going to require 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 a little more challenging in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon accompanies a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world beings in the constellation Aries, which sadly appears near the moon for many of the night.
Fingers crossed for clear skies!
Not only is there an uncommon Blue Moon tonight, but 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 coincides with a complete moon that will make dimmer worlds and stars– including Uranus– more difficult 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.