Saturday, August 11, 2007

Two moons on August 27th

* Aug; 27th the Whole World is waiting for...

* Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

* It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

* This will cultivate on Aug; 27th when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.

* Be sure to watch the sky on Aug; 27th 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

* The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

* Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again

4 comments:

James said...

This is unfortunately not true. The actual event occurred in 2003.

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp

http://argumentum-ad-hominem.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!16D0CFD6E12DE431!126.entry

Karaweik ကရ၀ိတ္ 妙声鸟 (Alvin) said...

Melody,
I happened to have amateur astronomy as my hobby :)

I have seen this distorted chain-mail circulating in the internet for a long time. The original one mentioned that Mars will look as big as the Moon to the naked eye through a telescope at 75x ... but somehow this important part of the information was misinterpreted as the mail passed through many people.

Since then, it became an internet hoax.

Mars did came very close to Earth in 27 Aug 2003... at about 56 million km away from Earth... the closest in 60,000 years!

The next Mars Opposition will be in this December... about 88 million km away from Earth.

:)
Alvin

MELODYMAUNG said...

James and Alvin

Thanks for your comments accordingly.

Shall I need to delete this post?

Karaweik ကရ၀ိတ္ 妙声鸟 (Alvin) said...

Hi Melody,
No need to delete (just my suggestion)... the comments here may help future visitors to your site understand the confusion about this... hence be more well-informed of the truth.

"The gift of Truth excels all gifts" :)