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

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 intense dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outperform its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon things on this half of the sky.” Plus, if youre able to get up prior to daybreak on Sunday early morning, youll likewise be able to see Venus and perhaps Mercury listed below it.

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Theres Uranus. Youre going to require a telescope for this one, and the world will appear like a little blue-green disc. Heres where to discover it, thanks to Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:.
Finding Uranus at opposition will be somewhat harder in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon corresponds with a moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– including Uranus– more difficult to see in the night sky. The world sits in the constellation Aries, which unfortunately appears close to the moon for many 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 full Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time due to the fact that of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

Where and when to find the moon and worlds.
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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Best of all, its totally free and you can most likely see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not just 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 just 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 corresponds with a complete moon that will make dimmer stars and planets– consisting of Uranus– harder 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.