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Three planets approaching moon this month

Three planets approaching moon this month

These astronomical phenomena are important because they help guide amateur astronomers and validate astronomical calculations, according to QCH.

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where the planet is closest to the sun, in Qatar Sunday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

Perseid meteor shower to lit up Qatar sky Saturday

The Perseid meteor shower will illuminate Qatar sky from Saturday evening until Monday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced.

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

Five planets will shine bright in Qatar sky this month

The five planets are Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

‘Opposition’ to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

‘Opposition’ to bring Mars closest to Earth Friday

The red planet, Mars, will reach its nearest point to Earth on Friday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on Friday

Century’s longest lunar eclipse on Friday

People in Qatar and other Arab countries can view the last lunar eclipse of the year Friday evening, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.

Mercury at farthest point from earth Saturday

Mercury at farthest point from earth Saturday

Mercury will be at ‘superior conjunction’ with the sun at 3pm Doha time on Saturday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus will reach the Aphelion point (farthest point) in its orbit around the sun at 8pm Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Geminid meteor shower to illuminate Qatar sky

Geminid meteor shower to illuminate Qatar sky

The Geminid meteor shower will be seen in the Qatar sky from Wednesday evening until dawn Thursday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said in a statement.

Supermoon to appear in Qatar sky on Sunday

Supermoon to appear in Qatar sky on Sunday

The supermoon will appear in the Qatar sky on Sunday, December 3, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said. Qatar residents do not need any astronomical instruments too see the supermoon, according to noted astronomer Dr Beshir Marzouk.

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

Celestial shows over Qatar in September

These celestial shows provide an opportunity to view the planets and the moon together at the same time, and also act as a guide for amateur astronomers to understand the map of the sky through the month.