Last updated: Wednesday April 08, 2020 KSA 12:15 – GMT 09:15
Posted on: Wednesday April 08, 2020 KSA 10:56 – GMT 07:56
Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The sky of various Arab countries lived on Tuesday night, a rare astronomical phenomenon, where the moon appeared in a gigantic pink that is rarely repeated.
It is known that the emergence of the giant pink moon, which is the third giant type in terms of size and light, was the afternoon of this year, representing the first full moon during the spring season, and whoever saw this scene knew that the moon remained in the shape mentioned throughout the night period.
At the first stage, the moon shone pink in a giant cover, which tends to be red or orange due to dust and other plankton in the atmosphere around the earth, and it often scatters white light reflected from the moon and disperses the colors of the blue spectrum.
In turn, the astronomical association in Jeddah revealed in a report that what distinguished the moon last night, that its appearance came exceptionally synchronized with its occurrence at the rock bottom point, at 6:08 pm GMT, and was at a distance of 356,906 kilometers.
After exactly 8 hours and 27 minutes, he reached the moment of completion, and he cut off half of its orbit around the Earth during the month of Sha`ban.
This beautiful phenomenon occurred, according to the association, in conjunction with the spread of the Corona virus, which has invaded most of the countries of the world, but the full moon has a look that gives new hope to the soul.
It is also known that the name of this phenomenon is scientifically “the perigee moon”, and the apparent size of the moon in the dome of the sky is variable, because it moves in an oval orbit around the earth, and is called “perigee” about 50,000 kilometers from the other side which is the “apogee”.
The moon was full throughout the night, but the science called the “moon” at the moment when the moon is located at an angle of 180 degrees from the sun.
This timing of the month is ideal for seeing radioactive craters on the surface of the moon through the telescope or a small telescope, unlike the rest of the terrain that appears flat as a result of the full moon’s fall in sunlight.
It is noteworthy that this timing of the lunar month is considered the best for detecting radioactive craters on the surface of the moon compared to the rest of the terrain that appear flat and their shadows are very short, because the face of the moon is completely located in the sunlight.