Today, Monday, January 17, 2022, the full moon is monitored in the sky of Saudi Arabia and the Arab world, and it will be visible throughout this cold winter night, which is the best time during the month to monitor and photograph radioactive lunar craters, unlike the rest of the terrain.
To this, the head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, Eng. Majed Abu Zahira, told Al Arabiya.net that the moon will rise above the eastern horizon, northeast with sunset, as it follows the high path in the sky, and will shine in front of the twin constellation coupled with the late twin star, which is the same place. Where will the sun be in six months?
He said, “He will notice that the apparent size of the moon is large during its rising when it is near the horizon, and this is just an optical illusion that occurs in the middle of each lunar month. After rising in the sky, its small size returns, and it may also be red or orange during its rising, because it is due to the atmosphere of our planet.” Its components scatter the white light reflected from the moon, so that the colors of the blue spectrum with a short wavelength are scattered, and the colors of the red spectrum with a long wavelength that reach our eyes, which is the same reason why we see the setting sun in a reddish color.
He added, “This is followed by the arrival of the moon to the highest point in the sky at midnight, high in the sky, and it will set on the northwest horizon with the sunrise of Tuesday.”
He also continued, “In general, it can be said that the moon is full throughout the night, but scientifically we call the full moon at the moment when the moon is at an angle of 180 degrees from the sun and this will happen at 02:48 after midnight Mecca time (11:48 pm GMT), and it will be It completed half of its orbit around the Earth during the month.
While he considered that this time of the month is ideal for seeing the radioactive craters on the moon’s surface through binoculars or a small telescope, unlike the rest of the terrain that appears flat as a result of the entire moon falling in the sunlight, stressing that “those radioactive craters are deposits of bright reflective materials extending from the center of the craters Outward for hundreds of kilometers and it is believed that these craters are newly formed, and the crater (Techo) is considered the most radiant crater, and during the coming nights the moon will rise about an hour late every day, and after a few days it will be seen only in the sky of dawn and early morning, and at that time it reaches the stage of the last square after a week From the full moon phase.
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