Saban Bilal (Cairo)
The Egyptian sky and the Arab world are witnessing an astronomical phenomenon represented by the appearance of the square moon for the month of Safar and can be easily seen in the sky without special astronomical instruments.
The astronomical phenomenon begins at midnight on Wednesday according to the local time of each Arab country and is caused by the moon revolving around the Earth every 29.5 days.
Photographing this astronomical phenomenon will be a great pleasure for photography enthusiasts in general and for those who like to photograph the phases of the moon. The moon starts out as a crescent at the beginning of the month and then becomes an increasing hump. it reaches the full moon and then starts counting down to the diminishing hump and then to the last frame.
In the last quarter period, the Moon appears to be split into two halves, the first of which is light and the other dark. During this astronomical event, scientists can use binoculars or small telescopes to monitor the topography of the lunar surface.
On the line between the light side and the dark side, it is easy to detect mountains and craters that appear clear and 3D due to the lighting contrast between the day side and the night side.
After enjoying a lot of astronomical views today and when sunset Wednesday comes, the moon will begin to shrink and it will return as a crescent again with the onset of the moon, as the distance between the moon and the sun will decrease. The month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.