Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Speaking of the Moon

Hey - have you seen that email that is making the rounds - the one declaring we should all go outside at 12:30 AM on 27 August to see Mars as big as the moon in the sky?


Don't You Believe It!

I mean, seriously, folks - do you really think that Mars, which is soooo far away, could EVER appear as large as the moon? It would have to be practically on top of the moon to look that big, and that would mean it would have to leave its orbit. Not gonna happen!

But, if you should decide to look out your window at the moon on the 27th, you might see something bright near the moon. That will be Jupiter...just in case you are wondering.

If you don't believe me, check out this article:

Happy sky watching!

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