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Two moons 12:30 a.m. on 8/27/10

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Tonight there will be two moons in the sky that look like this

Try and stay up until 12:30 cuz you won't see this again for another 800 years

The month of August 2010 has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, and 5 Tuesdays. Does that ever happen?

Posted : August 26, 2010 8:47 pm
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It's a hoax.

From the allvoices site: "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 off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons."

From me: "There is no way that Mars will look as large as the full moon."

From :

For the seventh consecutive year, phony messages are filling up e-mail inboxes around the world warning that on August 27, Mars will approach Earth and grow to the size of a full moon. "NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN," the e-mail declares--all in capital letters.

And no, it's not true.

But the Mars hoax has reached such epidemic proportions that NASA saw fit to send out an e-mail late Tuesday night, reminding people that come Friday, Mars will be "314 million km from Earth, about as far away as it can get."

As with so many pop culture bromides, there's a grain of truth to this one. In 2003, Mars actually did swell to unusual proportions, and on August 27 of that year, the Red Planet came within 56 million kilometers of Earth. That was the nearest it has been in 60,000 years. That's when the e-mails began--and they show no sign of stopping this year. Get your delete key ready, just in case.

Posted : August 26, 2010 9:11 pm
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I received a note from NASA stating that this e-mailing is a hoax; Bob's message is accurate and exactly as NASA reported. Thanks, Bob, for bringing this to everyone's attention! Swan

Posted : August 26, 2010 10:27 pm
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Posted : August 26, 2010 11:40 pm
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Yes, I was at work when I saw this and when I got home I looked further into it and found it was a hoax.

Hopefully nobody stayed up.

Posted : August 27, 2010 10:14 am
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