Mercury to Approaching Venus over Qatar sky

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Mercury to Approaching Venus over Qatar sky

The smallest planet "Mercury" will be approaching the brightest planet "Venus" over Qatar sky and sky of Arabic area regions on the dawn of Wednesday, April 17, 2019, where Mercury will be at four degrees northern Venus's center over eastern horizon of Qatar sky.  Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

Qatar resident and Arabic area resident will be able to see and observe Mercury very close to Venus on dawn sky over the eastern horizon with naked eyes or by using an astronomical telescopes, moreover Qatar resident must be at places without environment and light pollutions, added, they can observe Venus and Mercury together from the time rise of Mercury, till Sunrise time over Qatar sky; where the time rise of Mercury over Qatar sky will be at 4:02 Am, while the Sunrise time on Wednesday will be at 5:11 Am Doha local time. Astronomer expert at QCH Dr. Beshir Marzouk said. 

This astronomical phenomenon is very important because it's a good chance to seeing and observing Mercury very close to Venus; moreover, it's a guide for amateur astronomers to know the map of the sky during this month and validates the astronomical calculations. Dr. Marzouk added. 

For more information, the planet Mercury approached Jupiter on Monday, October 29, 2018; where the angular distance between Venus and Mercury was three degrees.

On the other side, Qatar residents will have a good chance to observe Jupiter and Saturn with Venus and Mercury over the southern horizon of Qatar dawn sky. 

As known, Mercury is the nearest planet of the Sun  in our solar system; where the mean distance between Mercury and Sun is 58 Million Km, and it has no Moons, while Venus is the second planet from the Sun; where the mean distance between Venus and Sun is 108 Million Km, and it's sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, moreover, Venus is the third brightest objects in the sky after Sun and Moon.

 Astronomer expert at Qatar Calendar House Dr. Beshir Marzouk      

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