It is observed in the sky of Saudi Arabia and the Arab world throughout the night, today, Thursday, April 06, 2023, the conjunction of the moon with the star of the defenseless fish on the dome of the sky, and the head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, Eng. Its reality is two stars orbiting each other, but it appears to us as one star because of the vast distance that separates us from them.
He added: If the defenseless fish were at the same distance that separates us from the sun, it would be visually about 1,900 times brighter than the sun, and if we put the sun in the location of the defenseless fish at a distance of 262 light years, the sun would show only 1/1,900 of the luminosity of the defenseless fish at that distance. .
And he indicated that the moon had reached the moment of completion this month at an angle of 180 degrees from the sun at 07:34 am today, Thursday, Mecca time (04:34 am GMT), and completed half of its orbit around the earth during the month of Ramadan.
Abu Zahra continued his speech that during the night hours it is noticed that the moon and the defenseless fish are heading towards the west across the sky, and the reason for that is the same reason that makes the sun turn towards the west during the day, as this is due to the Earth’s rotation on its axis from west to east.
But by observing the moon from one night to the next, it is possible and easy to notice its real movement in its orbit around the earth. For example, on the evening of the next day, Saturday, it will be noticed that the moon moved towards the east, away from the defenseless star fish.
During the coming nights, the moonrise will be delayed by about an hour every day, and in a few days it will be seen only in the dawn and early morning sky, and at that time it will reach the stage of the last quarter, a week after it reaches the stage of the full moon.