The city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia will witness an astronomical phenomenon of the moon which will be appeared perpendicular to the Kaaba.
The astronomical society in Jeddah stated that the moon will appear perpendicular to the Kaaba on the evening of Shaaban 11, 1442 at 09:10 pm Makkah time, and it can be seen with the naked eye.
The moon will be at an altitude of 89.51.51 degrees, and it will illuminate by 47.8% of the sunlight, at a distance of 387.154 km.
ستشهد سماء #مكة المكرمة مساء يوم الأربعاء 11 شعبان 1442 الموافق 24 مارس 2021 ( حسب تقويم أم القرى) عند الساعة 09:10 مساءً ( 06:10 مساءً بتوقيت غرينتش) #التعامد الثاني للقمر على الكعبة المشرفة هذا العام في ظاهرة مشاهدة بالعين المجردة. pic.twitter.com/M4Ibmwo9yz
— الجمعية الفلكية بجدة (@JASsociety) March 20, 2021
Engineer Majed Abu Zahra, president of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, says the moon will be just above the Kaaba on Wednesday night, March 24, and this is the second sighting this year.
The head of the astronomical committee further said that the moon will be directly above the Kaaba at 9:10 pm on Wednesday according to the time of Makkah Mukarramah, which will be visible till 3:59 am at dawn.
It should be noted that on January 28 this year, the full moon appeared just above the Holy Kaaba, which was the first full moon aligned above the Kaaba this year.