9 astronomical phenomena the world will witness in the month of March


Ashraf Tadros, professor of astrophysics at the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research in Egypt and former head of the astronomy department, said that there are 9 astronomical phenomena that the world will witness this March.

According to what Tadros published on his personal page on the social networking site “Facebook”, these phenomena start on March 3 and end on the 28th of the same month.

Regarding the details of these phenomena, Tadros explained that on March 3, Mars will witness the conjunction of Mars with the stars of the Pleiades, and this conjunction can be seen with the naked eye upon entering the night at around 7 pm until near midnight, from 2 to 6 March.

He pointed out that on March 5 will witness the conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury, as Jupiter is coupled with Mercury in the early morning on this day, and this scene can be seen at sunrise at five in the morning until sunrise.

He pointed out that on March 6, Mercury will reach its maximum elongation of 27.3 arc degrees from the sun .. This is the best time to view and photograph Mercury because it will be at its highest point above the eastern horizon in the early morning sky before sunrise.

On March 10 and 11, the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury can be seen from 5 am until sunrise.

On March 13th, the moon will rise with the sun and set with it at about the same time, so the moon will not be visible in the sky all night, and it is the best time of the month to observe faint celestial bodies such as galaxies and clusters.

On March 19, there will be a conjunction between the moon, Mars and the star of Aldebaran, and this scene can be seen in the sky when night enters at around 6:30 pm and until sunset at approximately 11:15 pm.

On the 20th of March, it is the day of the spring equinox, when the sun rises on this day from the eastern point completely and sets at the point completely west, and that day is the astronomical peak of spring in the northern hemisphere, and the astronomical peak of the autumn season in the southern hemisphere.

At this time, the sun’s rays are completely perpendicular to the equator, so the amount of solar radiation is equal in the two hemispheres, which results in the same number of hours of day and night, so each of them is approximately 12 hours.

On the 24th of March, there will be a conjunction of the moon with the star cluster of the beehive, and this conjunction can be seen upon entering the night and until the setting of the scene at 3am the next morning.

As for the last phenomena, it is on March 28, when the full moon will be, and the moon appears full moon to the viewer and to the naked eye from 27 to March 29, as the naked eye cannot distinguish the full moon rotation without devices, and the time of the full moon will be on March 28, God willing, After sunset, when the moon has a luminosity of 99.8%.


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