Mercury to come close to Venus today: QCH May 22, 2020 0 11630 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaTHE smallest planet ‘Mercury’ will be approaching the brightest planet ‘Venus’ over Qatar sky and that of the Arab region on Friday (May 22) evening, where Mercury will be at one-degree from the northern Venus’ centre over the western horizon of Qatar, the Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced on Thursday.Residents of Qatar and the Arab world have a good chance to observe Mercury very close to Venus in the evening with naked eyes or by using astronomical telescopes, expert astronomer at QCH Dr Beshir Marzouk said.Dr Marzouk, however, said the cosmological phenomenon would be visible only from places without environment and light pollution right from the sunset time (6:16pm) until the setting time of Mercury and Venus (7:44pm)Doha local time. Dr Marzouk said the astronomical phenomenon is very important for amateur astronomers who wish to know the map of the sky during this month. Mercury approached Venus the last time on April 17, 2019, where the angular distance between Venus and Mercury was four degrees. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Avoid family gathering during Eid Al-Fitr amid COVID-19, urges PHCC May 22, 2020 0 12177 QFFD delivers 9 tonnes of urgent medical assistance to Kazakhstan May 22, 2020 0 6212 Amir Sends Message to Amir of Kuwait May 22, 2020 0 1521 ‘Green Tent’ discusses role of technology amid COVID-19 qna doha THE Green Tent of ‘A Flower Each Spring’ programme concluded its Ramadan activities for the current season with an e-seminar on applications, software and digital technology amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) .. Qatar-Oman relations deep and strong: Qatar’s envoy QNA Muscat Oman-Qatar relations have always been deep and strong, cemented by the tribal kinship and affinity, said Ambassador of Qatar to Oman HE Shaikh Jassim bin Abdulrahman al Thani. He said the coordination between ..