Tonight, sky lovers in Egypt can observe rare trilateral conjunction between the crescent moon, Venus, and Spica star.
The crescent moon will be bright by 8.4%, and Venus will shine beside it as a white spot. Regarding Spica, it will be beside them on the same line, but, it will be somehow darker than them.
However, the most shining star to the naked eye of the Virgo star system will be brighter in the late night. The whole phenomenon can be watched by the naked eye.
It is worthy to mention that next week, night watchers will have a precious chance to observe rare clear appearances for two among the youngest planets in the Milky Way: Mercury, and Neptune, Next Tuesday, September 14.
Neptune will conquer the sky and shine as a small blue spot in the heart of the sky. This shining will be the brightest for Neptune as it will be at its closest point to the Sun, and the whole face of the planet could catch the biggest amount of Sun rays in its annual orbit duration.
Regarding Mercury, the planet’s elongation will reach its climax on the same day, so it will appear somehow clearer and bigger.
The best time to catch Mercury will be the earliest minutes after the sunset as it will stand at its highest point above the horizons from the west.
Skywatchers can observe Mercury with the naked eye, however, Neptune will be only detected by small and medium-sized telescopes.