i wanted to share this *update, what happend aug. 27*

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by wendy, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana

    *Two moons on August 27*

    *Aug 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 of earth. Be sure
    to watch the sky on Aug. 27 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.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    now THATS KEWL!!! I love to watch the sky...thanks..marking my calander now!
  3. ohbejoyful

    ohbejoyful In the Brooder

    Jun 12, 2007
    Portland, OR
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:sorry i did not check this out. who sends out this bogus stuff? i mean this kind of thing i would not double check. i am going to email our weather guy so maybe he can annouce it is bogus [​IMG] i sent this to everyone in my address book [​IMG]:he
  5. lakecountychick

    lakecountychick In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2007
    Thanks for telling us. I forsure will be looking at the sky to see our closest planet and our moon in rotation I can't wait to see . A really neat thing especially for the kids. will we be looking eastern or western northern or southern for best views? I am in central florida. thanks for noting this for us,[​IMG]
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:ohbejoyful says this is fake, it is on snopes, i am going to contact my weatherman to see, they will know and i will ask which direction to look and let yall know [​IMG]
  7. chickiepoo

    chickiepoo Songster

    Jun 28, 2007
    coastal South Carolina
    Yes, please. Exactly where would be the best place to check that? Other than taking a "gander" at the sky.
    Let us know.
  8. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Enter your zip code and time and it will tell you where stuff is.
    Mars' closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years, on Aug. 27, 2003

    Since mars is just a bit over twice as big as our moon, it would have to be pretty dang close to us to appear the same size as our moon, It would also have to cross through an asteroid belt to get here.

    Im glad your post is Not correct, that would scare the crap outa me if I ever saw it that close [​IMG]

    Oh and BTW on aug. 27 2003 I was looking through a telescope at... guess what haha, was pretty cool.
    Most people would'nt know it was a planet, with the naked eye, unless they had been told Or unless you keep up on that sorta thing.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2007
  9. psimek

    psimek Songster

    Jul 15, 2007
    Mars will look red and you can see it with the naked eye. You can also use binoculars if you don't have a telescope.
    It is not a myth, though, to have 2 full moons in one month.
  10. darn, i was getting quite excited and had just printed this out for the fridge door!!!
    I guess it is best that it is a myth, i love watching the sky too, day and night!!" not enough people look up! "
    that is what a very handsome male nurse told me on the front lawn of the hospital on the eve of my dear daddy's passing!
    So always look up!!!!

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