The moon reaches the conjugation stage for the month of Rajab next Sunday evening, 29 Jumada II 1441 corresponding to February 23, 2020, at (3:32 pm GMT), ending a conjunctive cycle around the earth and starting a new conjunctive cycle.
In a report, the astronomical society in Jeddah revealed that on the other hand, the moon will set (Sunday evening) at (3:18 pm GMT) before sunset and before the conjugation occurs, and after five minutes the sun will set at (3:23 pm GMT) So it will be impossible to see the moon tonight.
On the evening of the next Monday, 30 Jumada al-Akher 1441 corresponding to February 24, 2020, the moon will be visible with the naked eye if the weather conditions are appropriate, and the sun will set (Monday evening) at 6:23 (3:23 pm GMT) and at that time it will be The moon is at an altitude of (9) degrees and the angle that separates it from the sun is “elongation” (11) degrees and a pinch lighting (1%). It will set at 4:08 pm (GMT) after 45 minutes of sunset..
The report explained: Accordingly, the beginning of the month will be according to the ability to see the crescent on Tuesday 1 Rajab 1441 corresponding to February 25, 2020 .
Conjugation means the combination of the sun and the moon at one height in the sky when they are located on one heavenly longitude, where the moon crosses north or south of the sun, and the moon is traveling from the west of the sun to its east, which is a global event that takes place in one moment in relation to all parts of the earth.
After the conjugation, a stage called “diocesy” occurs, which means seeing the new crescent, after its conjunction with the sun and its exit from the right, and it is far enough away from the sun for the light to appear on its surface..
This time of the lunar month is ideal for observing faint objects in the depths of space such as galaxies, nebulae and stellar clusters, given that the sky will be dark due to the lack of moonlight, which usually obscures the natural lights in the dome of the sky.