Take a peek at 4 Astronomical Phenomena in the Third Week of July 2021, There is a Full Moon Phase : Okezone techno

JAKARTA Astronomical phenomena returned to Earth in the third week of July 2021. There were at least 4 astronomical phenomena that occurred on July 19-25.

Anything astronomical phenomenon that happened? Launching the Instagram page of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), the following is the review:

1. Moon-Antares conjunction

The peak of the Moon-Antares conjunction will occur on July 20, 2021 at 19.06 WIB. This phenomenon can be witnessed since 18.10 WIB from the east-southeast direction. Then it will set in the west-southwest direction at 02.30 WIB.


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2. Perige Moon

Lunar perigee occurs every 27 1/3 days on average with varying intervals of two adjacent lunar periges. The Moon Perige in July 2021 will occur on July 21 at 17:34 WIB with a distance of 364,546 km from the earth, 90.4% illumination and around the constellation Ofiukus.

Perige This month can be seen since 15.00 WIB from the east-southeast and sets the next day in the west-southwest at around 04.00 WIB.

3. Mercury of Perihelion

Mercury’s perihelion occurs every 88 days on average or four times a year. Mercury’s perihelion this month will occur on July 27, 2021 at 08:04 WIB with a distance of 46 million kilometers from the Sun.

Previously, this phenomenon occurred on January 29 and April 27 and the next series will occur on October 20, 2021. Mercury’s angular width when observed from Earth when perihelion is 26.6% larger than when it is aphelion, although the difference is not so significant when observed through a telescope.

Peek at 4 Astronomical Phenomena in Week Three of July 2021

4. Full Moon Phase

Configuration when the Moon is located behind the Sun and in line with the Earth and the Sun. Considering the moon’s orbit which forms an angle of 5.1 degrees to the ecliptic. The peak of the Full Moon phase occurs on July 24 at 09:36 WIB with a distance of 364,546km from Earth.

The full moon can be seen for two consecutive days, namely on the night before July 23 and then culminates the next day. In addition, the Full Moon can be seen on July 24 in the evening after sunset.


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