The “Founder University” Astronomy Observatory documents 5 planets of the solar system

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Asiri: Mars, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen with the naked eye


The Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at King Abdulaziz University has been able to monitor and document five planets of the solar system, namely: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, as they were photographed the day before yesterday from after sunset until after midnight.

Pictures taken by the department show Jupiter’s red spot, the belts stretching across its equator, and Saturn’s distinctive rings. Also can be seen the polar peaks and the light and dark regions of Mars.

The head of the Astronomy and Space Sciences Department at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Hassan Muhammad Asiri, said that it is possible with the naked eye to see both Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as Mars appears these nights above the eastern horizon from after dinner until the first moments of sunrise, while Jupiter begins and to the east of it Saturn in Appearing together over the southern horizon from after sunset until after midnight.

He said that with regard to the date of observation, Mars is 0.45 astronomical units away from Earth, and its apparent luminosity is (-2.1), as the astronomical unit is the average distance between the Earth and the sun and is approximately 150 million kilometers. Jupiter is 4.6 AU and its apparent luminosity is (-2.5), while Saturn is 9.4 AU and its apparent luminosity is 0.4.

He added, “Uranus is the first planet to be discovered by a telescope in 1781. While it is the only planet in the solar system that cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is also considered the first planet to be located by mathematical calculations before it was first observed in 1846 AD.” As for the date of observation, Uranus is 19.1 astronomical units away from us, and its apparent luminosity is 5.7, while Neptune is 28.9 astronomical units away and its apparent luminosity is 7.8 “.

And he added: “Both Jupiter and Saturn fell at the meeting point last July, while Neptune was in encounter several days ago, while Mars arrives at the meeting point on October 14 and Uranus on October 31, and the convergence position is considered the best time to observe the planet as it is almost at the nearest point. In its orbit from the earth, and for this it appears brighter and larger. “



The “Founder University” Astronomy Observatory documents 5 planets of the solar system

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The Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at King Abdulaziz University has been able to monitor and document five planets of the solar system, namely: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, as they were photographed the day before yesterday from after sunset until after midnight.

Pictures taken by the department show Jupiter’s red spot, the belts stretching across its equator, and Saturn’s distinctive rings. Also can be seen the polar peaks and the light and dark regions of Mars.

The head of the Astronomy and Space Sciences Department at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Hassan Muhammad Asiri, said that it is possible with the naked eye to see both Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as Mars appears these nights above the eastern horizon from after dinner until the first moments of sunrise, while Jupiter begins and to the east of it Saturn in Appearing together over the southern horizon from after sunset until after midnight.

He said that with regard to the date of observation, Mars is 0.45 astronomical units away from Earth, and its apparent luminosity is (-2.1), as the astronomical unit is the average distance between the Earth and the sun and is approximately 150 million kilometers. Jupiter is 4.6 AU and its apparent luminosity is (-2.5), while Saturn is 9.4 AU and its apparent luminosity is 0.4.

He added, “Uranus is the first planet to be discovered by a telescope in 1781. While it is the only planet in the solar system that cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is also considered the first planet to be located by mathematical calculations before it was first observed in 1846 AD.” As for the date of observation, Uranus is 19.1 astronomical units away from us, and its apparent luminosity is 5.7, while Neptune is 28.9 astronomical units away and its apparent luminosity is 7.8 “.

And he added: “Both Jupiter and Saturn fell at the meeting point last July, while Neptune was in encounter several days ago, while Mars arrives at the meeting point on October 14 and Uranus on October 31, and the convergence position is considered the best time to observe the planet as it is almost at the nearest point. In its orbit from the earth, and for this it appears brighter and larger. “

September 16, 2020 – Muharram 28, 1442

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Asiri: Mars, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen with the naked eye

The Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences at King Abdulaziz University has been able to monitor and document five planets of the solar system, namely: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, as they were photographed the day before yesterday from after sunset until after midnight.

Pictures taken by the department show Jupiter’s red spot, the belts stretching across its equator, and Saturn’s distinctive rings. Also can be seen the polar peaks and the light and dark regions of Mars.

The head of the Astronomy and Space Sciences Department at King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Hassan Muhammad Asiri, said that it is possible with the naked eye to see both Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as Mars appears these nights above the eastern horizon from after dinner until the first moments of sunrise, while Jupiter begins and to the east of it Saturn in Appearing together over the southern horizon from after sunset until after midnight.

He said that with regard to the date of observation, Mars is 0.45 astronomical units away from Earth, and its apparent luminosity is (-2.1), as the astronomical unit is the average distance between the Earth and the sun and is approximately 150 million kilometers. Jupiter is 4.6 AU and its apparent luminosity is (-2.5), while Saturn is 9.4 AU and its apparent luminosity is 0.4.

He added, “Uranus is the first planet to be discovered by a telescope in 1781. While it is the only planet in the solar system that cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is also considered the first planet to be located by mathematical calculations before it was first observed in 1846 AD.” As for the date of observation, Uranus is 19.1 astronomical units away from us, and its apparent luminosity is 5.7, while Neptune is 28.9 astronomical units away and its apparent luminosity is 7.8 “.

And he added: “Both Jupiter and Saturn fell at the meeting point last July, while Neptune was in encounter several days ago, while Mars arrives at the meeting point on October 14 and Uranus on October 31, and the convergence position is considered the best time to observe the planet as it is almost at the nearest point. In its orbit from the earth, and for this it appears brighter and larger. “





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