I am not sure about this news but it has become a very popular rumour that you will be able to see Mars as close as we seen moon. This will happen around August 27 12:30 AM. I am very excited abiou t this, all i want is a cofirmaion mesage from you.
It is coming the closest in thousands of years. However, it won't look as "large as the moon" so to speak unless you use 75power binoculars or a telescope.
ooh, shame on me.
That email is pure hoax.
Oh, here's the BBC news story on it:
(Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 August, 2003, 16:13 GMT 17:13 UK )
The story is dated in 2003 - and it was true then, but every year since, people have seemed to perpetuate that it will return each August. Strange.
Quite unamazingly, nobody stopped to read the date.
I got the email last week and it had no date on it. There was no confusion
and I was wondering why the local weather man wasn't talking about it.
When I saw this thread, I thought I'd check it out and found out the facts.
definitely worth having a look at whatever your interest level is