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The head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, Eng. Majed Abu Zahira, said: The humpback moon will appear near the planet Saturn in conjunction, and near them will be “to the left for the observer” the bright Jupiter, all of which will be easily seen with the naked eye, which is an ideal opportunity for astronomical photography.
The second largest of the planets:
Abu Zahira pointed out that Saturn is the second largest planet after Jupiter, and its diameter is 9 times larger than the diameter of the Earth, and like Jupiter, Saturn consists of gas, mainly hydrogen and helium, and it is the sixth planet in terms of distance from the sun, and it is the farthest planet in our solar system that can be seen Easily visible to the naked eye as a golden point.
Saturn is known – according to Abu Zahira – the jewel of the solar system, the Lord of the Rings and the King of the Rings; Because of its remarkable ring system that can only be seen through telescopes; The main ring roughly covers the distance between Earth and the Moon, and is only one kilometer thick.
He continued: Saturn’s rings reached their maximum tilt toward Earth in October 2017; Its northern side was at its peak, the last time that happened was in 1988, and its next vision of the same will be in 2046.
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 in the zodiac circle – every hour the moon crosses about half a degree towards the east, and every day the moon crosses 13 degrees in front of the constellations in the zodiac; Therefore, at the dawn of the next day, he will notice that the moon has changed its position in relation to Saturn towards the east, which is its natural movement in its orbit around the Earth.
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