The Mars Moon Astronomical Miracle on Saturday Night

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The Mars Moon Astronomical Miracle on Saturday Night

2019-01-13 09:03:36 102 ℃
Blockquote > < p > If it's sunny in your area after two nights on Saturday, take a few minutes to look up at the night sky. You will see a red star near the moon in the Western night sky, which is one of the eight planets in our solar system.

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Ornamental phenomena: directly viewing with naked eyes, or using binoculars to assist viewing, or taking photos;

Ornamental time and location: the southwest sky is visible from the evening of January 12-13 to midnight;

visible geographical location: the whole country;

ornamental value of celestial phenomena:

public ornamental value: < p> moonlight is moderate (which affects the brightness of Mars); the influence degree of

< p> sunlight is weak (the height of the horizon determines the influence).


20 February 2015 by Peter Barvoets photographed the Moon, Mars and Venus

for the public how to view the Mars Moon Landscape

Shortly after the sunset on January 12-13, if you look into the Western night sky of sunset, you will find a curved crescent hanging in the beautiful night sky. Waiting for the sky to darken slowly, you will find a red star near the moon, which is one of the eight planets in our solar system. You're right! What you see is the astronomical landscape of Mars with the moon.

In the evening of January 12 (after sunset), the red Mars is not far above the crescent moon. Because of the orbital motion of the celestial body, the position of Mars changed on the evening of January 13 (after sunset), but it remained near the moon, not far to the right of the moon. Because Mars is slightly dim in brightness, combined with the influence of moonlight. Therefore, it is not easy to see Mars where the air quality (such as haze, serious light pollution, etc.) is not good. With the arrival of night, Mars will also be brighter and more visible. So, along with the preceding conditions, Mars should be fully visited in the dark.

Because of the rotation of the earth, Mars will sink westward with the moon around midnight, thus ending the landscape of Mars with the moon. <<<

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come from the virtual astronomical software

Mars moon companion in astronomical sense

When Mars moon companion occurs, Mars moon in astronomical sense is bound to occur. In astronomical sense, this kind of conjunction event is often the time when two celestial bodies look closer in two-dimensional night sky, so it can be called the phenomenon of mutual companionship.

The Mars conjunctive astronomical event corresponding to the Mars companion moon occurred at 0347 on January 13, 2019, Beijing Time. Mars is about 5.3 degrees north of the moon. Near this time, the two-dimensional distances between Mars and the moon appear to be close in the night sky, but in three-dimensional space, they are very far away (about 220 million kilometers). Therefore, the Mars crescent phenomenon can also be called Mars companion moon.

In the evening of that day, the public could see a bright red star near the moon in the southwestern sky, that is our Mars. Look carefully. Mars is not far from the moon. As long as the weather in your area is not too bad, you can see the moon and red Mars clearly with your naked eyes.

Simply understand that Mars

is our nearest neighbour to the Earth, only slightly farther from the sun than our orbit. Mars is different from Venus. We can see the red surface of Mars from the earth with telescopes. We can also observe the polar ice caps and the weather changes. Mars is more attractive to humans because its environment is similar to that of the Earth. Before the Han Dynasty, Mars was not called Mars. The ancients thought that the position of Mars was difficult to predict and its brightness was unstable, so they named it Fluorescent Star. During the Western Han Dynasty, astronomer Sima Qian, author of Shiji Tianguanshu, discovered that Mars (fluorescence) was reddish-brown from actual observations, which was associated with the theory of "Five Elements" and formally named Mars. In western Roman mythology, Mars (pronunciation: Mars) is named for its fiery color. He is Mars, the God of war in Roman mythology.


The true color image of Mars was taken by Rosetta in February 2007. Figure: ESA-European Space Agency & amp; Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research for OSIRIS Team ESA/MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

Other ornaments

can also see satellite events in your location, such as Iridium Flash, International Space Station Transit and so on, which are also very interesting. This iridium star shines like a brighter star that suddenly becomes extremely bright, far brighter than Venus, and then moves slowly until it is invisible. The International Space Station transit means that the International Space Station can be seen in your area, and its brightness is generally between Jupiter and Venus, even exceeding Venus at its brightest! For satellite events, please use the official website of heavens-above to make a professional inquiry

Some interesting events

Mars and the Moon are closest to recent events: (within 0.5 degrees, the full moon is within the size of Kunming forecast)

< p> a) On Tuesday, 03 January 2017, the distance between Mars and the Moon is about 0.42 degrees (noon)

b). On Saturday, 17 April 2021, Mars and the Moon are closest to the The distance between Mars and the Moon is about 0.26 degrees (night)


The image simulates the location map of Mars and the Moon on April 17, 2021, and the simulated location is FSO.

Simulated images are from: Virtual Astronomical Museum Software

Recent Events Concealing Mars by the Moon: (Predicted by China)

When Mars is close enough to the Moon to occlude Mars, the occultation of Mars by the Moon will occur. The moon is close to the earth, so Mars is "behind" the moon.

p>1 On May 10, 2008, the moon occulted Mars, visible in southwestern China.

p>2.On April 17, 2021, the moon occulted Mars, visible in southwestern China.


The image is a regional map of the occultation zone of Mars global occultation on April 17, 2021. It comes from occult software

The animated image simulates the location map of Mars occultation on the evening of April 17, 2021, and simulates the location of Mars: FSO.

Simulated images are from: Virtual Astronomical Museum Software

Some noun explanations

conjunction: It is an arrangement of the red meridians (longitude) of two celestial bodies in the solar system when they appear to be equal from the center of the earth. Conjunction is a term for positional astronomy, which means that two celestial bodies are observed from a selected particular object (usually the Earth) with the same right ascent (restricted to the Earth's equatorial coordinate system) or the Yellow ascent (restricted to the celestial body of the solar system).

Generally speaking, the conjunction of two planets means that they have the same right ascension, which is called the right ascension. Of course, the two planets will also have yellow eclipse, and the combination of ephemeris is usually the former (because Earth observers use equatorial coordinates). Because of the obliquity between the ecliptic and the equator, the position and time of the ECOECD and the ECOECD are different, but the difference is not too big. Strictly speaking, it is not the "Red Sutra" but the "Yellow Sutra" that is equal, although the Red Sutra and the Yellow Sutra of most celestial bodies in the solar system are generally not very different.

p>2. The earth center is usually used as the observation point to simulate the data. < p > < p > celestial brightness: generally refers to the visual magnitude, which is an indicator of the brightness of a celestial body. The ultimate brightness of visible celestial bodies is about 6, the brightest stars in the night sky are about - 1.46, the sun is about - 26.74, the full moon is about - 12.74, Venus is about - 4.89 when it is brightest, and the darkest objects can be photographed by Hubble Space Telescope are about 31.5. [The smaller the value, the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the brighter the bright [1 degree is equal to 60 angular minutes, 1 angular minute is equal to 60 angular seconds] Indicates: [denotes the degree,'denotes the angular minute, denotes the angular seconds. Such descriptions can also be used for the distance angle of celestial bodies, such as conjunction events.

celestial phenomena: The so-called celestial phenomena refer to the astronomical wonders of the occurrence of the sun and moon stars, and also refer to the phenomena of the sky, such as the eclipse of the sun and the moon, meteor showers and so on.

Geocentric: Geocentric, many forecasts often use this as an accurate global forecast.

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