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Moon associates with Jupiter، Saturn in Egypt in first week of new Hijri year

Thursday 13/September/2018 - 01:14 PM
Planet of Jupiter
Planet of Jupiter
Hassnein Tayea
The head of the Astronomy Department at the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysics Research Ashraf Tadros said on Thursday that the Moon is near Jupiter، in a phenomenon that can be observed with the naked eye in Egypt’s sky on Friday، while the Moon will also meet Saturn on coming Monday.

He added that Jupiter will be visible as a red point of light، adding that through the use of a telescope، it is easy to see Jupiter’s disc and the main surface features of the moon.

The moon and Jupiter will be visible within the same frame through a telescope، but they are not close to each other in space.

Tadros added that the moon is the nearest celestial body to us; it is about 243،000 kilometers away، while Jupiter is the fifth planet in terms of distance from the sun، which is located more than 1،900 times the distance of the moon to the Earth away.


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