Saturn will pass behind the Sun today

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The planet with beautiful rings "Saturn" will pass behind the Sun during the astronomical phenomenon known as Saturn in conjunction with the sun; moreover, it will be happening on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6:18 Pm Doha local time. Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.


Astronomer expert at (QCH) Dr. Beshir Marzouk said, the superior conjunction of Saturn is a very important astronomical phenomenon; because it marks Saturn’s transition from the evening sky over the western horizon to appear before sunrise on the dawn sky over the eastern horizon.

During superior conjunction of Saturn, the center of three celestial objects (Sun, Earth, and Saturn) will be aligned on straight line, moreover, Sun will be in between Saturn and Earth, added, Saturn will reach the farthest point from the Earth during conjunction with Sun; where the distance between Saturn and Earth will be 11.04 Astronomical unit (AU), 1 AU equals 1.49 million Kilometers.

 Dr. Marzouk added, Qatar and Arabic regions countries residents will be able to see and observe Saturn over Eastern horizon during second week of coming February approximately, where the duration between the time rise of Saturn and sunrise time will be increasing during next few weeks, moreover, on Monday, Saturn will be rise over Qatar sky (and all world counties sky) on the same time of sunrise and both of the Saturn and Sun will be set on the western horizon on same time approximately, so will be impossible to observe Saturn tomorrow.

For more information, the superior conjunction of Saturn was occurred last time on January 2, 2019; while the next superior conjunction of Saturn with Sun will occur on January 24, 2021.

As known, there are two types of conjunction: Superior and Inferior conjunctions; where Superior conjunction occurs for all solar system planets, while Inferior conjunction occurs for two planets only (Mercury and Venus), because Mercury and Venus's orbits around the sun are inside Earth's orbit.