Thursday, July 22, 2021
Youssef Afifi wrote:
In the sky of the Arab world, the moon is in the full moon phase, tomorrow, Friday, the fourth day of Eid al-Adha, the third day of al-Tashreq, when it will be illuminated by sunlight by 99.7% throughout the night.
The Jeddah Astronomical Society has explained that the moon will appear from the southeastern horizon with the sunset, and its apparent size will be large when it is close to the horizon and its color is reddish-orange, and the path in the night sky will be similar to the January sun. therefore, the moon will not be observed in the extreme northern regions of the sphere.Earths at all because the July full moon, like the January sun, is too south on the celestial dome to be seen from northern latitudes.
The association added on its official Facebook page that the moon will reach its highest point in the sky around midnight, leaning to the south, and setting the southwest horizon with Saturday’s sunrise.
She mentioned that in general we can say that the moon is full all night, and scientifically we say the full moon is at a time when the sun is 180 degrees, and this will happen on Saturday, July 24, at 05:36 Saudi time (02:36 GMT). During the month, half of its orbit around the Earth will be cut off
And continued: This time of the month is ideal for viewing radioactive craters on the surface of the Moon through binoculars or a small telescope, unlike the rest of the terrain, which is seen precisely because of the fall of the entire moon in sunlight. These radioactive craters are deposits of bright reflective materials that extend from the center of the craters outward into the hundreds. These craters are believed to have been newly formed, and the “Tikho” crater is considered to be the most radiant crater.
On the following nights, the moon will rise late for about an hour each day, and after a few days it will be visible only in the dawn and early morning sky, at which point it will reach the level of the last quarter after the last quarter. week of the full moon phase.