A rare astronomical phenomenon that decorated the sky during the holy month

In a rare astronomical phenomenon that decorated the sky during the blessed month of Ramadan, the moon was coupled with Mars, the red planet. The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research revealed that the moon has been associated with the red planet (Mars) in a beautiful scene, yesterday evening. Dr. Gad Al-Qadi, head of the institute, said that the conjunction is the angular approach between an astronomical body and another celestial body, apparently when they are viewed from the Earth, so the angular distance between the moon and Mars on that day is very small, which is what we call a conjunction.


The Astronomical Society in Jeddah revealed that sky-watchers in the Arab world observed the distinct coupling between the moon and the planet Mars, yesterday evening, and it was seen with the naked eye, where separation of only 0.1 degrees between them, and this is an apparent distance close to appearing together in the same field of view of binoculars or telescopes.


The association explained, in a report, that the moon is about 397,577 kilometers away from us, while Mars is 285 million kilometers away, noting that about a quarter of the moon appeared illuminated, and the moon was brighter than Mars, and it was an opportunity to take pictures of Mars and the moon with a smartphone or digital camera. , And take wide-angle photos with the horizon, trees, or narrow-angle magnified photos with the telescope.



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