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Friday, December 9, 2016

Scientists warn that the Moon and Mars will merge to one point


A rare event – the connection of the moon and Mars will occur on Thursday, July 14 at 21.43 UTC. As a result, the gloss of the red planet will reach the first magnitude, that is, such as the brightest stars in the celestial sphere of the Northern hemisphere. This will allow you to see this astronomical event with the naked eye, despite the fairly bright sky.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Connection to astronomy is called the alignment of celestial bodies on the same line. During the visual connection of the two bodies we see them relatively close to each other in the sky.

The connection of the moon and Mars can be seen low above the horizon in the constellation Libra. The moon will pass 7 degrees North of the position of the planet in the sky.

As explained “MK” State astronomical Institute. Sternberg, Moscow state University. University, Muscovites will be able to observe this phenomenon in the evening almost strictly to the South. This connection takes place once a month, as the Moon makes a full revolution and is again one vertical with Mars. However, the good visibility, when it is evening or night is not always guaranteed. Therefore, we can say that in the coming Thursday, when Mars will be seen fairly well, earthlings will see a rare sight.

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