Four Planets to Align with Moon Over Qatar Sky During March

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Qatar and all Arabic countries' residents will have a good chance to see and observe four planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,and Mercury) of the solar system on the dawn sky during March 2020.



Moreover, the four planets will be approaching Moon at different times during March, and it will align to the Moon over Qatar dawn sky, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.

The red planet "Mars" and the giant planet "Jupiter" will approach Moon on the dawn of Wednesday, March 18, 2020, where Mars will be at less than one-degree northern Moon's center, while Jupiter will be at 1.5 degrees northern Moon's center.

Mars and Jupiter align to the Moon over the eastern horizon of Qatar dawn sky from the time rise of Mars till sunrise time, where Mars will rise at 2:05 Am, while Jupiter will be rise at 2:05 Am Doha local time. Astronomer expert at QCH Dr. Beshir Marzouk said.

On the dawn of Thursday, March19, 2020, the planet with beautiful rings "Saturn" will be close to the Moon, where it will be at two degrees northern Moon's center over Qatar dawn sky. Moreover, Saturn and Moon together will show a nice view with naked eyes or astronomical telescopes over the eastern horizon on Thursday from the time rise of Saturnat 2:33Am Doha local time till the Sunrise time at 5:39Am Doha local time.

Dr. Beshir Marzouk added, the smallest planet "Mercury" will be approaching Moon on Sunday, March 22, 2020, where it will be at two degrees northern Moon's center. People in Qatar can see Mercury and Moon together from places without light and environment pollutions from time rise of Moon at 4:39 Am Doha local time tile before sunrise time. 

These astronomical phenomena are very important because it is guiding for amateur astronomers to know the map of the sky during this month, moreover, validate the astronomical calculations.