Eng. Majed Abu Zahra, the head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, announced that on Monday, April 26, 2021, the full moon for the blessed month of Ramadan, he will observe the sky of Saudi Arabia and the Arab world.
This year, the apparent size of the first giant moon will be about 14 percent bigger, and its light will be about 30 percent greater than normal, providing an excellent photographic opportunity.
When the distance between the center of the moon and the center of the earth is 362,146 kilometers, the moon is called a giant moon.
It is a word that applies to the scientific classification (perihelion moon), which indicates that the moon will be at its nearest point to the earth, with the full moon falling at a distance of 357,378 kilometers in this case.
As a result of dust and other plankton in the atmosphere around the earth scattering the white light, it is supposed to rise with sunset and be covered in a reddish or orange hue.
The moon will stay full during the night, but we call it a full moon when the moon is at an angle of 180 degrees from the sun.
This phenomenon will take place at 06:31 a.m. Saudi time (03:31 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday morning. During Ramadan, it cut off half of its orbit before hitting perihelion (the closest point in the orbit to Earth) by around 12 hours at 06:22 PM KSA (03:22 PM GMT).
The giant moon of Ramadan, according to the “Astronomical Jeddah,” would have no direct effects on our world except for two natural tidal phenomena.
The earth, moon, and sun align every month on the day of a full moon, causing a large tide when the high tide rises exceptionally. The tide will emerge in a phenomenon known as the tide high tide on the same day that an unusually low tide happens.
There may be no impact on the energy balance of the Earth’s interior because the difference caused by the Ramadan giant moon will be small, and tides occur every day, so a rise in volcanic activity or extreme weather conditions is not predicted.
Since the face of the moon is entirely in the sunlight at this time of the lunar month, it is perfect for seeing the radiant craters on the moon’s surface, as opposed to the rest of the landscape, which appears flat and has very short shadows.