Saturday, August 11, 2007

Being Close To Earth Makes Me Very Angry


August 27th!! Mark Your calendars.

The 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 August 27th when Mars comes within 34.65 Million miles (a mere job) of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on August 27 @ 12:30 AM. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Cool huh?

6 Comments:

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Brad said...

Sorry, buddy. This is urban legend. (http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp)

If you want some real astronomical spectacle every August, go outside this weekend and observe the Perseid meteor showers. You should be able to see quite a few "shooting stars".

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger skywriter said...

cool. . 2287. . by that time even I will have my 10,000th blog hit.

Thanks for sharing.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Wyatt Earp said...

I plan on being around in 2287, so I'm not worried.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger Deathlok said...

Urban Legend.

That's good to knw before I stayed up for nothing.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Rodney Dill said...

Congrats on 10,000. you just hit it

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Brad said...

It's still worth staying up for the Perseids. I only saw one last night, but I just popped my head out the door for literally 5 minutes.

A few years ago I saw 60 in less than an hour. Tonight (and early tomorrow before dawn) will be the best. Look to the east. You shouldn't be disappointed (unless it's cloudy).

 

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