Mark This date.

  Bingalau 21:48 06 Aug 2007

Just got this from a pal by e-mail.

Two moons on 27 August*

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August 27.
It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will come within 34.65M miles of earth.
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30am.
It will look like the earth has 2 moons.
The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

  SANTOS7 21:54 06 Aug 2007

definitely a date for me calender, thanks for that Bingalau...

  wolfie3000 22:01 06 Aug 2007

I was gonna say thats impossible.

  45 Mart 22:04 06 Aug 2007

This was sent round last year as well.

  SANTOS7 22:12 06 Aug 2007

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AW!!! and heres me getting all exited, HO HUM...

  Forum Editor 22:43 06 Aug 2007

is four years too late. This happened in 2003, although Mars looked nowhere near as large as the full moon.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 22:47 06 Aug 2007

Never trust emails.


  Bingalau 09:30 07 Aug 2007

Sorry folks I just read through it and knowing we have people interested in these things. put it in here.. Sorry for misleading you all.

  Stuartli 10:03 07 Aug 2007

I also got a similar e-mail message a couple of weeks ago.


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  Pineman100 19:48 07 Aug 2007

The diameter of Mars is about 7000 km. The moon is roughly half that.

At it's closest to Earth, Mars is approx 55 million km. At its farthest from Earth, the moon is less than 1/2 million km.

Do the maths! ;-)

  laurie53 20:34 07 Aug 2007

You must be joking!

I can't even hack square feet to packs of laminate!

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