Saturday, August 25, 2007

The other day, I received this in my email box:

Two moons on 27 August

On Aug 27th, Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky. 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. Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
At first reading, I thought of how incredible this would be to see two moons in the night sky, Then the neurons activated and things started to unravel about the event...
Earth statistics & Mars statistics. Take notice of the relative distances Mars and Earth from the Sun.
Then I decided to do an urban legend check and found this. Naturally, I FWD'd what I found and the original sender was both amused and embarrassed in the reply back to me. Well, it seems the sender has rectified the goof by sending this email.

Hopefully, it will be a good show.

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