Astronomical phenomenon spotted above the Kaaba yesterday .. Get to know it


Mecca witnessed an astronomical phenomenon on Thursday evening that occurred in conjunction with sunset and was seen by the naked eye, according to Sky News.

The Principality of Makkah Al-Mukarramah region reported on Twitter that “Makkah Al-Mukarramah witnessed the moon’s perpendicular to the Kaaba at 6:29:55 pm in conjunction with sunset in the phenomenon of watching with the naked eye.”

The astronomical society in Jeddah said in a report that the moon was a bright disk (87.7 percent) and a distance of 368.051 km.

This astronomical phenomenon helps, according to the astronomical society, to know the direction of the qiblah in a simple way in several regions around the world, as the ancients did, because the position of the moon at this moment refers completely to the location of Mecca and with high accuracy as is the case in modern smart phone applications.

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