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Tomorrow: The Sun Shines Perpendicularly On The Kaaba for the First This Year

Sat 27 May 2023 | 11:41 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Tomorrow, Sunday, the sky of Makkah Al-Mukarramah will witness the first sun perpendicular to the Holy Kaaba this year, at the time of the noon call to prayer in the Grand Mosque at (9:18 am GMT).

The head of the Astronomical Society in Jeddah, Eng. Majid Abu Zahra, said - in a statement he issued today, Saturday - that the sun at the moment of perpendicularity will be at its maximum zenith of approximately 90 degrees, and the shadow of the Kaaba will completely disappear and the shadows of all objects in Mecca and the shadow of meridian will become zero, while the sun will be tilted in the sky of distant regions in This timing.

He explained that the phenomenon of sun perpendicularity occurs as a result of the location of the Kaaba between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer, so during the apparent movement of the sun across the sky it becomes straight with the Kaaba during its transition from the equator to the Tropic of Cancer during May.

He added that when the sun returns south to the equator coming from the Tropic of Cancer in July.