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

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This year, trick-or-treating probably doesn’t look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but there’s still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, it’s free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but there’s also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Here’s where and when to find them.

Where and when to find the moon and planets

First things first: the moon will not actually be blue. But, for a brief period—as it rises above the eastern horizon—it will be orange, which is even more appropriate given the holiday. So when exactly will that happen? It depends on where you live, but you can check on that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, here’s where to look:

Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you won’t see the full Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

What about those planets? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where it’ll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “They’ll be the two bright dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if you’re able to get up before sunrise on Sunday morning, you’ll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

And finally, there’s Uranus. You’re going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a small blue-green disc. Here’s where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:

Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and planets—including Uranus—harder 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.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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Pasadena to consider banning outdoor dining after several restaurants violate coronavirus guidelines – KABC-TV

PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — People from across Southern California came to Old Town Pasadena on Sunday for outdoor dining — the only city in Los Angeles County that was still allowing that service.

“We came to Pasadena because I read on Google that they have their own health department, so that’s why we decided to try it out,” said visitor Ana Valladares. “It was open today.”

But that could change as the city continues to monitor its coronavirus numbers, especially after the holiday weekend starts to factor in.

“It’s literally a day-by-day assessment to see how we’re going to move forward,” Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the city, told ABC7.

Crowd gathers outside LA County public health director’s home to protest COVID restrictions

Pasadena’s health department is already cracking down on restaurants not in compliance. Last week, inspectors went to over 60 establishments and found about half had minor violations. After revisiting Friday night, at least five were still non-compliant and were shut down.

“They went through a hearing, a re-inspection and three out of those five were able to reopen last night,” Derderian said. “I say that, but I also say that during additional inspections Saturday night, 2 more restaurants were closed down, so we’re at four right now that are still closed down.”

ABC7 spoke people who said they hope the few don’t ruin it for everyone.

“It’s tough for the other businesses that are involved that have to suffer because of some restaurants that aren’t abiding by those rules,” said a man who gave his name only as Sam.

The city’s health department also has an eye on gatherings. On Saturday, inspectors went to all of the city’s 24 parks including the Rose Bowl Loop to help remind people of the guidelines.

“People that weren’t wearing masks,” Derderian said. “We reminded them that it is not a matter of it’s recommended or please do it — it’s mandated. Wear a mask.”

On Monday, Pasadena will be the only city in Los Angeles County with playgrounds open. Residents said they hoped they would continue to at least have that option for an outdoor escape.

“You can’t trap us in our houses,” said Marian Jocz, who lives in the San Fernando Valley. “We need exercise and fresh air.”

Meanwhile, there are others who think more restrictions might be necessary.

“We don’t want a photocopy of 2020 in 2021,” said Pasadena resident Derek Wells. “So we better start taking the measures now.”

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Online app calculates risk of catching Covid-19 in various scenarios – Daily Mail

Outdoor spaces are safer than indoor ones for catching coronavirus, and more people pose a greater risk than smaller groups, public health officials frequently remind us amid the pandemic. But a new online tool can help you nail down just how likely to you are to catch coronavirus if someone in your home, office or school is infected.  

Massachusetts Institutes of Technology researchers have turned their complex mathematical equation to work out the risk of catching the coronavirus if one person in a room is infected Covid-19 into a handy interactive. 

Anyone can use it to find out how long it’s safe to stay in a room of virtually any size or type, with anywhere from one to 100 people if one of them has the virus.   

For example, the tool allows people to change the size of the room; what, if any, ventilation is present; what masks are being worn; how strict are people being in their mask wearing; and how loud and gregarious people are being.

It allows users to mock up the risk of mingling over the festive season in their dining room, lounge or kitchen, too.

The tool reveals that the size or type of the room doesn’t matter all that much – but what types of masks the people occupying it are wearing, and the ventilation system it’s equipped with can dramatically drive risks up or down.  

You can try the interactive tool out for yourself here.   

The MIT tool's settings for homes, school's and restaurants suggest that a couple of people in any are likely safe for days in a home with more space, or hours in a restaurant - but once the rooms are more densely occupied, the risk goes up

The MIT tool's settings for homes, school's and restaurants suggest that a couple of people in any are likely safe for days in a home with more space, or hours in a restaurant - but once the rooms are more densely occupied, the risk goes up

The MIT tool’s settings for homes, school’s and restaurants suggest that a couple of people in any are likely safe for days in a home with more space, or hours in a restaurant – but once the rooms are more densely occupied, the risk goes up 

An interactive tool allows people to calculate the risk of catching Covid19 if someone in the room tests positive. Ventilation and masks were found to be key. If a meal can not be eaten outside, like in the winter months surrounding Christmas, opening a window can help reduce the risk, as cna wearing high-quality surgical masks and not cotton coverings (stock)

An interactive tool allows people to calculate the risk of catching Covid19 if someone in the room tests positive. Ventilation and masks were found to be key. If a meal can not be eaten outside, like in the winter months surrounding Christmas, opening a window can help reduce the risk, as cna wearing high-quality surgical masks and not cotton coverings (stock)

An interactive tool allows people to calculate the risk of catching Covid19 if someone in the room tests positive. Ventilation and masks were found to be key. If a meal can not be eaten outside, like in the winter months surrounding Christmas, opening a window can help reduce the risk, as cna wearing high-quality surgical masks and not cotton coverings (stock)

In a standard room with 8ft tall ceilings and each wall measuring around 15ft long, 10 fit young people all diligently wearing surgical face masks could safely sit there talking normally for two hours if the windows were shut due to the cold temperatures outside.

But, for a family of ten, of which some are elderly, in a standard dining room for Christmas dinner where nobody is wearing a mask because they are eating and the windows are closed because it is cold outside – and there’s a few heated discussions with raised voices – the tool reveals the safe limit is slashed to just three minutes. 

Its developers say the online site allows people to calculate risk with more nuance than the simple, and often vague, guidance to form ‘bubbles’ or socially distance.  

Calculations which inform the site were published by authors John Bush and Martin Bazant on the pe-print server medRxiv

In a standard room with 8ft tall ceilings and each wall measuring around 15ft long, ten fit young people all diligently wearing surgical face masks could safely sit there talking normally for two hours if the windows were shut due to the cold temperatures outside, according to the tool, based on calculations from MIT researchers (stock)

In a standard room with 8ft tall ceilings and each wall measuring around 15ft long, ten fit young people all diligently wearing surgical face masks could safely sit there talking normally for two hours if the windows were shut due to the cold temperatures outside, according to the tool, based on calculations from MIT researchers (stock)

In a standard room with 8ft tall ceilings and each wall measuring around 15ft long, ten fit young people all diligently wearing surgical face masks could safely sit there talking normally for two hours if the windows were shut due to the cold temperatures outside, according to the tool, based on calculations from MIT researchers (stock)

MIT scientists used fluid dynamics – or how infectious droplets might float around a room – to calculate the risks of these exposures over a given period of time. However, the tool is currently only equipped to calculate based on one infected person in a room, not several.  

How coronavirus infects the BRAIN 

The coronavirus can reach the human brain after being inhaled through a person’s nose and getting stuck in their nasal mucus, a study has found. 

It is the first known proof the coronavirus can infect the brain’s neurons via the mucosal pathway.

Throughout the course of the pandemic, it has become clear the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, does not just cause respiratory distress but neurological issues as well. 

For example, one in three report symptoms such as loss of smell or taste, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and nausea.

Scientists in Germany performed autopsies on 33 patients who died of Covid-19 and studied the mucus at the back of the nose — above the mouth where the throat joins the nasal cavity — as well as samples of brain tissue.

Genetic material of the coronavirus was present in largest quantities in the mucus of the nasal cavity, but SARS-CoV-2’s spike proteins — which protrude from the virus and latch onto human receptors to infect the cells — were also found in the brain.  

Dr Frank Heppner, co-author of the study from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, says: ‘Once inside the olfactory mucosa, the virus appears to use neuroanatomical connections, such as the olfactory nerve, in order to reach the brain.’

This makes it useful for small gatherings, but in larger places where there may be dozens of people, for example at a supermarket, the application becomes unusable.

However, people can visualise the impact of what their household Covid protocols can do. For example, in a living room of 400 square feet, if five young people all wear a N95 respirator they can dance and sing safely for 35 minutes. 

But dropping the mask to below their chin just 50 per cent of the time sees this figure drop to four minutes. 

While parameters of the room and mitigating aspects are important, the researchers say, the most critical impactor is human behaviour. Specifically, the wearing of high-quality face masks. 

In their study, the researchers applied their work to two case studies which have both garnered huge scrutiny over their role in spreading the disease: classrooms and care homes. 

For a typical US classroom with 19 students and one teacher, the researchers found that without masks ‘the expected time for the first transmission after an infected individual enters the classroom is 2.3 hours for natural ventilation and 18 hours with mechanical ventilation’.

‘With enhanced ventilation and judicious mask use, this time limit could be extended to several weeks, and so exceed the recovery time for Covid-19,’ they add. 

Extended periods of physical activity, several people talking at the same time, or singing would lower the time limit by an order of magnitude, the researchers caution. 

However, the good news for classrooms is not replicated for care home,s they ay, cautioning their analysis ‘sounds the alarm’ for long-term care facilities.

They say that three elderly people each with 80 square feet of space in a room with open windows are only safe for three minutes if the rule of 2m (6ft) social distancing is followed. 

The maximum safe limit for occupying this space if one person is infected is just 17 minutes, according to the model. 

‘This example provides insight into the devastating toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on the elderly,’ the researchers say. 

‘Furthermore, it underscores the need to minimize the sharing of indoor space, maintain adequate, once-through ventilation, and encourage the use of face masks.’ 

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Vitamin D may not help with severe COVID-19 cases, contrary to what researchers thought – Business Insider – Business Insider

  • New research found that patients with severe COVID-19 didn’t seem to benefit from taking a large dose of vitamin D. 
  • That’s contrary to previous studies suggesting vitamin D could help reduce the severity of coronavirus cases or prevent infection. 
  • More research is needed to see whether patients may benefit more if they’re lacking in the nutrient, or if early treatment with vitamin D can prevent complications of the coronavirus. 
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There’s growing evidence that vitamin D could play an important role in preventing coronavirus infections or improving outcomes for patients. 

But a new study found that a large dose of the nutrient didn’t appear to reduce the severity of the disease, contrary to what previous studies have suggested. 

The study was shared online as a preprint November 17, and has not yet been peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal.

Researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, looked at 240 Brazilian patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 between June and October. Half the patients were randomly assigned to receive a single large dose of 200,000 IU of vitamin D3; the other half received a placebo.

The dose in this study, 200,000 IU, is 500 times the recommended daily amount of vitamin D, significantly more than most people would take on a regular basis.

They found that patients who received vitamin D didn’t seem to show any improvements. They spent the same amount of time in the hospital, on average, compared to the placebo group, and were just as likely to need intensive care, ventilator treatment, or die of their illness. 

That suggests vitamin D may not be an effective treatment for severe coronavirus, according to the researchers. 

These findings contrast with previous evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to worse coronavirus outcomes

Previous research found a link between a lack of vitamin D and a higher risk of being infected with the coronavirus, having a severe case of COVID-19, or dying from the disease. Those studies, however, only observed the outcomes, so they weren’t able to determine whether vitamin D directly caused better outcomes. But they did lead scientists to theorize that making sure patients had enough vitamin D might help improve their ability to fight off infection. 

This latest study is the first double-blind randomized controlled trial (considered the gold standard for this kind of research) to test if vitamin D can help COVID-19 patients.

The findings complicate previous theories. By supplementing vitamin D, researchers were able to make sure patients had enough of the nutrient in their blood. But contrary to the theory, that didn’t seem to help treat coronavirus. 

More research is needed to understand who might benefit

There are several limitations to the study, however. 

First, all the patients included in the study had already developed severe cases of coronavirus. Several previous studies have found vitamin D might be effective if it’s given to patient early, before the illness worsens. A small study published in October found that coronavirus patients who were given a highly potent form of vitamin D were significantly less likely to need intensive care, and none of them died.

study published in September found that patients with sufficient vitamin D were significantly less likely to face dangerous complications of the virus, such as difficulty breathing or unconsciousness. And another small study found people with a vitamin D deficiency were twice as likely to be infected in the first place.

These suggest that the timing of vitamin D treatment could be an important factor in whether patients can benefit. 

Another limitation of the latest study is that patients, who were hospitalized in subtropical Brazil, were less prone to having vitamin D deficiency in the first place. If fewer of them were lacking in the nutrient, that could limit the benefits to supplementing it, the researchers said. 

Finally, the study also included patients who also had health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma. Some of them were taking medications for those illnesses. All of those factors could have influenced the outcomes of the study. 

All of this means there’s no reason to write off the benefits of Vitamin D just yet. More research could help determine whether some people might still benefit from supplementing the nutrient. 

Supplementing vitamin D doesn’t hurt

This latest study also found that giving patients vitamin D, even in a very large dose, didn’t have any negative side effects. 

Researchers found that of the 120 patients who received the massive 200,000 IU dose, only one had a bad reaction, which was mild and short-term (vomiting after the dose). 

That’s contrary to a previous finding that high doses are dangerous for health. Existing evidence suggests that vitamin D is safe to supplement, and although extremely large, daily doses for months at a time may cause problems, that’s an extremely rare occurrence. 

Dr. Gareth Davies, a medical researcher who’s among a group of scientists that have been investigating the role of vitamin D in COVID-19 prevention for months, suggests most people could benefit from taking as much as 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily to keep their immune systems healthy. 

Read more:

UK scientists are pushing to get Vitamin D added to bread and milk to fight COVID-19. Here’s why.

Drinking hot cocoa is linked to better memory skills because it’s filled with brain-healthy nutrients, a study found

Scientists say the sleep aid melatonin may bolster people’s defenses against the coronavirus by reducing inflammation

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Multnomah County transitioning out of freeze to extreme risk restrictions on Dec. 3 – KATU

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Could obese Americans get the coronavirus vaccine first? – Fox News

The makers of two promising coronavirus vaccine candidates have now applied for emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning the first Americans could receive the long-awaited jab as early as December. 

But an important question remains: Who will be the first to receive the vaccine?

While health care workers and the elderly have been reportedly eyed as the first in line, a new report suggests that obese Americans could also be prioritized. 

Advisers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are slated to meet Tuesday to discuss who will be the first to receive the vaccine, with obese Americans, who are at an increased risk for severe illness should they contract the novel coronavirus, now being possibly considered as a priority, according to a report from The Washington Post. 

HOW DO THE MODERNA AND PFIZER VACCINES COMPARE? 

“Obesity is an underlying health condition that makes people susceptible to the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Obesity is linked to several additional health conditions, like Type 2 Diabetes and hypertension, which are also underlying factors that put people at risk,” Dr. David Buchin, an obesity specialist in New York, told Fox News.

People who are obese, which accounts for about 70 million Americans and 100 million others who are overweight, generally have a lower lung capacity and they are at higher risk for cardiac arrest, and the novel coronavirus can cause harm to the heart and lungs, Bunchin said. 

“We saw a disproportionate number of people who were overweight require hospitalization or receive intensive care and a nearly 50% greater chance of death from the coronavirus,” he added. 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MRNA VACCINES AND CONVENTIONAL ONES?

As for those with obesity receiving the coronavirus vaccine first, Buchin said the possible move could “prevent serious health complications and death for those with obesity.”

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“Secondly, it would reduce [the] burden on our health care system if those at-risk Americans receive the [vaccine] because they would avoid hospitalization and intensive care while battling this pandemic altogether,” he said. “We are seeing [a] strain on our hospitals and health care systems caused by mass hospitalizations, and this would be one way to keep beds open and reduce [the] burden on the system.” 

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Los Angeles County — the biggest county in the US — is now under a stay-at-home order – CNN

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CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/mj-lee” target=”_blank”>MJ Leeu003c/a> has more.”},{“title”:”Jon Ossoff defends claim that GOP senator is a ‘crook'”,”duration”:”02:01″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/11/29/jon-ossoff-perdue-pushback-bash-intv-sotu-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/11/29/jon-ossoff-perdue-pushback-bash-intv-sotu-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201030011422-jon-ossoff-david-perdue-split-large-16-9.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/11/29/jon-ossoff-perdue-pushback-bash-intv-sotu-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/dana-bash-profile” target=”_blank”>Dana Bashu003c/a> pushed back on Georgia Senate-challenger Jon Ossoff’s claim that Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is a “crook.””,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/dana-bash-profile” target=”_blank”>Dana Bashu003c/a> pushed back on Georgia Senate-challenger Jon Ossoff’s claim that Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is a “crook.””},{“title”:”Pennsylvania Lt. Gov.: No matter what GOP pulls, it’s not going to end differently”,”duration”:”02:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/11/29/pennsylvania-state-supreme-court-election-case-trump-fetterman-bts-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/11/29/pennsylvania-state-supreme-court-election-case-trump-fetterman-bts-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201128201956-john-fetterman-1128-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/11/29/pennsylvania-state-supreme-court-election-case-trump-fetterman-bts-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. 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Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel attempted to persuade Republicans to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, even as voters expressed ambivalence about expanding “money and work when it’s already decided.” CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ryan-nobles” target=”_blank”>Ryan Noblesu003c/a> has more.”,”descriptionText”:”At a campaign stop in Marietta, Georgia, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel attempted to persuade Republicans to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, even as voters expressed ambivalence about expanding “money and work when it’s already decided.” CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ryan-nobles” target=”_blank”>Ryan Noblesu003c/a> has more.”},{“title”:”Former Trump official reacts to Trump’s ‘farcical’ election 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How to Spot Tonights Halloween Blue Moon & A Few Planets, Too

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This year, trick-or-treating probably doesn’t look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but there’s still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, it’s free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but there’s also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Here’s where and when to find them.

Where and when to find the moon and planets

First things first: the moon will not actually be blue. But, for a brief period—as it rises above the eastern horizon—it will be orange, which is even more appropriate given the holiday. So when exactly will that happen? It depends on where you live, but you can check on that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, here’s where to look:

Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you won’t see the full Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

What about those planets? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where it’ll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “They’ll be the two bright dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if you’re able to get up before sunrise on Sunday morning, you’ll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

And finally, there’s Uranus. You’re going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a small blue-green disc. Here’s where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:

Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and planets—including Uranus—harder 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.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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

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Photo: Chockdee Permploysiri (Shutterstock)

This year, trick-or-treating probably doesn’t look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but there’s still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, it’s free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not only is there a rare Blue Moon tonight, but there’s also the possibility of spotting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Here’s where and when to find them.

Where and when to find the moon and planets

First things first: the moon will not actually be blue. But, for a brief period—as it rises above the eastern horizon—it will be orange, which is even more appropriate given the holiday. So when exactly will that happen? It depends on where you live, but you can check on that here. In New York City, for example, moonrise will be at 6:13 pm tonight.

According to Jamie Carter at Forbes, here’s where to look:

Look east as the Sun sets in the west. In practice you won’t see the full Moon appear until about 10-15 minutes after the moonrise time because of atmospheric cloud low on the horizon and other obstructions.

What about those planets? Mars will be in the southeast sky, where it’ll be the brightest thing up there, after the moon. Next up: Saturn and Jupiter. “They’ll be the two bright dots dancing next to each other to the west,” Nicholas St. Fleur writes for the New York Times. “Jupiter will outshine its ringed cousin and be the brightest non-moon object on this half of the sky.” Plus, if you’re able to get up before sunrise on Sunday morning, you’ll also be able to see Venus and possibly Mercury below it.

And finally, there’s Uranus. You’re going to need a telescope for this one, and the planet will look like a small blue-green disc. Here’s where to find it, courtesy of Michele Debczak at Mental Floss:

Spotting Uranus at opposition will be slightly more difficult in 2020 than in years past. The phenomenon coincides with a full moon that will make dimmer stars and planets—including Uranus—harder 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.

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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35K in N.J. likely had active COVID-19 infections on day before Thanksgiving, experts say – nj.com

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey likely had active coronavirus infections last week on the day before Thanksgiving, according to projections from a group of experts from Columbia University.

The numbers come from a team led by epidemiologist Jeffrey Shaman. They projected that New Jersey would add 4,579 reported cases on Wednesday, and that number ended up being 4,565.

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The group says that of the 35,160 probable active infections, many will never be counted because people won’t show symptoms or will fear having to miss work or be isolated from friends and family.

The largest number of active infections come in the state’s big population centers. Bergen, Passaic, Union and Essex counties lead the list.

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However, after adjusting for population, while Passaic County is still at the top, two South Jersey hotspots — Salem and Cape May — jump up near the top of the list.

On the whole, the researchers say New Jersey has 395.8 active infections per 100,000 people.

The group led by Shaman generates the figures using county-level data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and USAFACTS based on a range of scenarios describing a variety of changes in transmission rates.

“It’s bad; it’s really, really bad,” Shaman said last week to The Washington Post. “We’re running into Thanksgiving now and that’s only going to make it worse. We’re going to go through a lot of people being infected between now and the end of the year, unfortunately.”

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Nick Devlin is a reporter on the data & investigations team. He can be reached at ndevlin@njadvancemedia.com.