February 6, 2023

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Earth: The New Moon will be closest to Earth “tonight”; The heavenly miracle happened 993 years later

The new moon will be close to Earth on January 21, 2023, since the Middle Ages. This astronomical event is said to occur for the first time in 993 years and is likely to repeat after another 345 years.

Due to its proximity to Earth, the new moon will be at its largest appearance in the sky since December 3, 1030 AD. ‘Timeanddate.com’ revealed the information after a review from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Today, the Moon will be 356,568 kilometers, or 221,561 miles, from Earth. Those who will miss the accident today will have to wait until January 20, 2368 to experience it.

The Moon’s orbit through the Earth is far from a perfect circle. In fact, it is elliptical and represents a barely extended circle. Because of its shape, the distance between the Moon and the Earth is constantly changing over the course of a month. The point of the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called the “perihelion,” while the point farthest from the planet is known as the “apogee.” The longest distance from the Earth to the Moon is seen when the Earth is closest to the Sun. This happened on January 4th. Roughly 2,000 years ago, three new moons occurred at distances of less than 356,570 km.

Venus and Saturn will align on the day after the new moon. Today’s New Moon holds great significance as it marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the “Spring Contest”. According to the Chinese calendar, this year is called the “Year of the Rabbit”. The Chinese calendar incorporates lunar and voltaic methodologies to ensure dates. The total distance between the Moon and the Earth by such occurrences is critical. On April 20, the world will witness a complete eclipse of voltaic images in Australia, Timor-Leste and West Papua. Also, in October, an annular light eclipse will be seen in the United States, Mexico and South America.

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Q 1. What is the distance between the Earth and the Sun?
The answer. The total distance between the Earth and the Sun is 147.21 million km.

Q 2. What is the green planet?
The answer. Uranus is known as the green planet.

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