May 30, 2023

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Colors of Homeland | The skies of the Arab world are on a date with an astronomical event tonight: “a spectacular sight”

In a series of astronomical events that graced the skies of Egypt and the Arab world in August, today marks the beginning of the conjunction of the red planet Mars with Jupiter and Saturn, offering an opportunity for amateurs and amateurs alike. Scientists follow 3 planets during summer nights.

Details of the astronomical event

And as stated by Jeddah Astronomical Society on its official page on social networking site “Facebook”, the view tuesday The eastern horizon is available when fully exposed without obstructions; The planet will appear above the horizon a few minutes after midnight.Also, the Pleiades constellation will be visible to the left of Mars, but the view will not be clear to the naked eye inside barricaded cities.

Information about observing Mars

Keep in mind that when Mars is high in the sky on the southeastern horizon as seen through binoculars, the Red Planet rises two minutes earlier each day.

Gradually it shines tuesday At the end of autumn its apparent size increases, especially when viewed through binoculars.

A few hours after observing Mars or the Red Planet, Saturn reaches its rendezvous with the Sun in Earth’s sky on Sunday, at a distance of 1,325,437,134 kilometers and is 100% illuminated by sunlight.

Saturn’s disk diameter is 18.8 arcseconds, and its apparent luminosity (+0.3) makes it the best time to observe and photograph the planet and its moons.

This conjunction marks the best time of year to see Saturn, as Earth is about 300 million km closer to the planet than when the planet is in conjunction with the Sun because they are on the same side of the Sun.

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