The hunchback of Hajj near the Lord of the Rings … tonight – Al-Kasr electronic newspaper


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That was explained by the engineer. Majed Abu Zahra, president of the Astronomy Association, Jeddah

The sky of the Arab world is observed after sunset today, Sunday, the third day of the blessed Eid Al-Adha (02 August 2020) and the beginning of the night The growing humping moon near Saturn, Lord of the Rings, on the dome of the sky in a phenomenon easily seen with the naked eye, which is an ideal opportunity for photography.

Saturn is the second largest planet after Jupiter, its diameter is 9 times larger than the diameter of the Earth, and like Jupiter, Saturn consists of gas and mainly hydrogen and helium, which is the sixth planet in terms of distance from the sun and is the most distant planet in our solar system can be easily seen with the naked eye as a golden point.

Saturn is known as the Lord of the Rings because of its wonderful ring system, which can only be seen through the telescope. The main ring covers roughly the distance between the Earth and the Moon and is only one kilometer thick. Unlike the rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, Saturn does not have a solid surface that can stand on her.

Saturn’s rings reached their maximum Earthward orientation in October 2017, where its northern side is at the height of its clarity. The last time this happened was in the year 1988 and its next vision will be the same in 2046.

By observing the position of the moon at the same time every day, he will notice that its movement is eastward with respect to the stars and planets in the zodiac – in each hour the moon cuts about half a degree eastward and every day the moon cuts 13 degrees in front of the constellations in the zodiac.

So on the following evening (Monday 03 August) he will notice that the moon has moved away from Saturn, pushing eastward, which is its natural movement in orbit around the Earth.



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