Jeddah astronomer: the second giant moon in the sky of the Kingdom Monday


Jeddah (Echo):

The head of the Jeddah Astronomical Society, Eng. Majid Abu Zahira, said that on Monday evening, 14 Rajab 1441 corresponding to March 9th, the sky of the Full Moon is the second giant full moon of four this year 2020, where the volume of the apparent size will be larger and slightly more lit compared to the usual.

The giant full moon will appear from the eastern horizon with sunset according to local time, and it will remain adorning the sky throughout the night until it sets with the sunrise on Tuesday and will notice that the size of the apparent moon during its sunrise will be “huge” and this is only a visual illusion that occurs monthly and has nothing to do if the moon is close to Earth or far away from it in its elliptical orbit, so the moon after rising high in the sky returns to its usual size.

As for the pink or orange color that the moon can appear during sunrise, they are real colors. And we see it, which is the same reason that we see the sunset sunset red.

The full moon will reach the moment of completion at 8:48 pm Saudi time (5:48 pm GMT), which is an ideal time to see radioactive craters on the moon’s surface through the telescope or a small telescope, unlike the rest of the terrain that appears flat due to the full moon falling in the sunlight. .

The description of the “giant moon” is called the bound moon or the full moon when the distance between the center of the moon and the center of the earth is within 362.146 km, a term referring to the scientific designation “perihelion moon” which means the moon at the closest point to the earth, and in the case of this full moon It will be 357.399 km.

It may not notice a difference in the apparent size of this giant full moon compared to the rest of the other full moon, but followers of the full moon full moon can observe an additional apparent volume of this full moon when it is high in the dome of the sky.

This giant full moon will not have an impact on the globe like the first giant full moon last January except for the tidal phenomena, which is normal. Monthly in the full moon, the sun, the earth, and the moon are organized, and this causes a wide range of tides. The high tide rises exceptionally and on the same day it happens The lowest part is exceptionally low, and given that the full moon will be close to the point of perihelion, the tide will emerge in a phenomenon called (the perihelion high tide).

But that difference is limited and will not affect the balance of the internal energy of our planet, because there is a tidal wave occurring every day, so an increase in geological activity or unusual weather conditions is not expected.

During the coming nights, the moon will shine by about an hour each day, and within a few days it will be visible only in the dawn sky and early morning, and at that time it will reach the last square stage a week after its occurrence in the full moon phase.


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