Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two Moons on August 27, 2010


(Source: Email)
Two moons on 27th August 2010

August 27, 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. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 @ 11:00 PM. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

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

Exciting? Yes, this email sounds really spectacular as Mars will appear as large as a full moon in the Earth’s sky. Unfortunately, this is just a HOAX. An email that seems to circulate every year always announcing an imminent close Mars-Earth approach.

It started with an actual event, on August 27, 2003 where Mars had been marginally closer to the Earth than it had been for thousands of years, making 2003's close encounter a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Here are some links that explains this hoax:

Mars Hoax
Beware The Mars Hoax
Mars Spectacular

2 comments:

信陳定 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~..................................................................

Lisa said...

Oh gee, I thought it was real but turned to a hoax.. :) phew!

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