Thursday 18 February 2021
Books – Youssef Afifi:
The moon lies near Mars, in the western horizon, in a phenomenon witnessed by the skies of Egypt and the Arab world, after sunset and the beginning of the night today, Thursday.
Engineer Majed Abu Zahra, head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, said that Mars is the only bright planet that observes the beginning of the evening throughout February, because it appears to the naked eye as an orange dot and notices its faint clarity. compared to previous months.
Abu Zahra added, on the association’s official page, to view the planet’s disk, he must use an 8-inch or larger telescope, and it prefers to use color filters to’s the vision of ‘ to improve the details of the planet.
He indicated that Mars appears for the constellation Aries, and after a week on February 24, it will have moved for the constellation Taurus, and Mars will remain there for about two months, until it moves to the constellation of the twins on April 24 next. .
It is worth noting that the moon’s connection to Mars will occur simultaneously with the arrival of NASA’s robbery probe (Perseverance) to the Red Planet at 22:15 KSA (19:15 GMT) and at the 11th landed in the Jezero crater: 55 hours local time. Saudi Arabia (20:55 GMT), with the aim of collecting soil samples and searching for signs of ancient life, as well as using audiovisual technology to see and hear what it feels like to touch another world for the first time times ever, next to the first helicopter flying in the air of the Red Planet.