Five planets approaching Moon over Qatar Sky during April

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Five planets approaching Moon over Qatar Sky during April

Qatar residents will have a chance to seeing and observing five planets of our solar system over sky during April 2019, moreover, Four planets will appear on dawn sky (Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, and Venus), while other one planet (Mars) will appear on the evening sky, added, every one of these planets will be approaching Moon at different times during April, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

On Tuesday, April 2, the brightest planet "Venus" and Mercury will be the first planets approaching Moon during April; where Venus and Mercury will be at 3 and 3.5 degrees northern Moon's center respectively. Qatar residents will be able to observe Venus and Mercury with Moon with naked eyes over the eastern horizon of Qatar dawn sky on Tuesday from the time rise of Moon till sunrise time; where the time rise of the Moon will be at 3:52 Am, while the Sunrise time over Qatar sky will be at 5:26 Am Doha local time. Astronomer expert at QCH Dr. Beshir Marzouk said.

 

On the evening of Thursday, April 9, Qatar residents will have a good chance to observe the red planet "Mars" with Moon over the western horizon from Sunset at 4:55 Pm Doha local time till the time set of Mars on Qatar sky at 9:27 Pm Doha local time, moreover, Mars will be at 4.5 degrees northern Moon's center. 

Dr. Marzouk added the giant planet "Jupiter" will be at 1.5 degrees southern new crescent's center over Qatar sky on Tuesday, April 23. Moreover, Qatar residents will have a chance to see Jupiter and Moon together with naked eye over dawn sky from the time rise of Jupiter over Qatar sky till the Sunrise time of next day; where the time rise of Jupiter will be at 9:46 Pm, while the sunrise time on Wednesday will be at 5:05 Am Doha local time.

Finally, the planet with beautiful rings "Saturn" will be at nearest point of Moon on Thursday, April 25; moreover, Saturn will be at half degree northern Moon's center. Qatar resident will be seeing and observing Saturn and Moon together with naked eyes over eastern horizon of Qatar dawn sky from the time rise of Moon at 11:46 Pm, till the Sunrise time on Friday over Qatar sky at 5:03 Pm Doha local time.

These phenomena are very important because it's a guide for amateur astronomers to know the map of the sky during this month and validate the astronomical calculations.

Astronomer expert at Qatar Calendar House Dr. Beshir Marzouk

                                                                     

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