live broadcast | Watch the moment the sun passes over the Kaaba now and the shadow disappears from its four sides for the first time this year

طقس العرب GO 2022-05-28 2022-05-28T08:59:30Z
سنان خلف
سنان خلف
محرر أخبار جوية- قسم التواصل الاجتماعي

Arab weather - Sinan Khalaf - Astronomy enthusiasts are awaiting this afternoon, Saturday, the first perpendicularity of the sun on the Kaaba, which will happen at 12:18 pm Mecca time, when the sun is perpendicular above the Kaaba, causing the shadow of the Kaaba to completely disappear from its four sides.

 

Watch the live broadcast of the sun perpendicular to the Kaaba and the disappearance of the shadow from its four sides from here

 

 

The sun perpendicular to the Kaaba .. How does it happen?

 

The perpendicularity of the sun above the Kaaba occurs as a result of the Earth’s rotation around the sun, in addition to the geographical location of Makkah between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, which makes the sun perpendicular to the Kaaba twice every year.

 

 

How do we determine the direction of the sun over the Kaaba?

 

The sun’s perpendicularity over the Kaaba is used to determine the direction of the qiblah in areas geographically far from Makkah al-Mukarramah in Arab and Islamic countries and areas where the sun is above the horizon, by planting a piece of wood or plastic vertically on the ground and the shade is monitored and the direction of the qiblah is in the direction Opposite the shade so that the extension of the shade indicates the location of the Kaaba, knowing that this method is not useful for areas such as Jeddah and Taif due to their location near Mecca.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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