Tonight… a “celestial triangle” decorates the sky and is visible to the naked eye


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Tonight .. a “celestial triangle” decorates the sky and is seen with the naked eye, today, Friday, September 17, 2021 03:14 pm

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It is monitored in the sky of Egypt and the Arab world after sunset today / Friday / the regularity of the growing humpback moon in a celestial triangle with Jupiter and Saturn towards the southeast horizon.

In a statement issued today, Engineer Majed Abu Zahra, President of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, said that Jupiter is brighter than Saturn, as Jupiter is the fourth brightest object in the sky’s dome after the sun, moon and Venus, and it will appear as a bright white point to the observer with the naked eye.

He added that when observing Jupiter through binoculars or a small telescope, he will see the planet’s disk and around it its four large moons known as “Galilean moons” (Ganmede, Callisto, Europa, Iowa) as they appear as small points of light near Jupiter.

He explained that the planet Saturn will appear to the naked eye as a faint golden point of light, and through a small telescope, its rings, which reached their maximum inclination toward Earth in October 2017, and its northern side can be seen at the top of its clarity.

He continued, “During the rest of the night, all these bodies will apparently move towards the west as a result of the Earth’s rotation on its axis, but the real movement of the moon is towards the east with respect to the stars, and by observing the position of the moon at the same time every day, it will be noticed that its movement is towards the east with respect to the stars and planets, so in The next day, it will be noticed that the moon has become closer to Jupiter towards the east, which is its natural motion in its orbit around the Earth.”

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