TWO MOONS on 27th August - ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

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TWO MOONS on 27th August - ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Post by taskin » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:39 pm

This is a mail I've just received... Thought it would be very nice to have a bottle of wine in the meadows with a few nice ppl under this...Who is in?

27th of August 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 27th of Aug when Mars comes within 34.65m miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on 27th Aug at 12:30am. It will look like the world has two moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Share this with all your friends as no one alive today will ever see it again!
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Re: TWO MOONS on 27th August - ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Post by Charlotte Halton » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:53 pm

It's tempting to go somewhere darker with my telescope. Would involve a car though as it is much to big and delicate to go on a bus....

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Post by taskin » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:04 pm

wud be great if we cud manage!!!

but i dont have a car (or a driving license, actually:)

anybody?
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Re: TWO MOONS on 27th August - ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE

Post by xabina » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:45 pm

sounds cooool!
but in scotland...see the stars...the moon...the double moon...
sounds an extraordinary dream...

I'm not pessimistic at all, let's do it!

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Post by milk » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:59 pm

sounds cool. char has a hooge kick-ass telescope, though car logistics could make things hard.
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Post by Charlotte Halton » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:36 pm

This is actually not going to happen. I looked at star charts and there is no way it's even good to view Mars right now. Last time Mars was good to see was April, and that wasn't a close approach. I think the most likely source of these e-mails etc is back from 2003 when there was really good viewing of Mars (I went down to Devon to view it from a farm on a hill). I think that some people didn't bother to include the year on the original e-mails that were sent around in 2003, so people have got confused and circulated them again. Jupiter is nice to see atm, but nothing overly special.

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Post by taskin » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:09 pm

oops...that s quite embarrassing now :)
thx for warning though, charlotte!
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