Two moons on August 27, 2007

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    27th Aug 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 culminate 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
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Now that'll be cool. BTW,how do you know none of us will be alive in 2287...:confused2::smile2:
     

  3. smokey

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    Thankx Phil, I wasnt aware that was going to happen. I hope someone will get some pics of that!
     
  4. kat in the hat

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    That is a hoax that was started in 2005. Sorry to ruin your expectations. Mars is only twice the size of the moon. It would have to come closer than 500,000 miles of earth to be of equal size with the naked eye. It will still be 3-1/2 million miles away. It will still be very bright no doubt, but not as big as the moon.
     
  5. Kutter

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    Thanks Matt, ya beat me to it. I've heard that for several years now. I check with Snopes on all such matters.
     
  6. jim

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    Jeeez what a bunch of nit pickers!!!!!!:smile2:OK so Phil was wrong now we all have to help him salvage his reputation.All BOC members must drink TWICE your normal allocation of alcoholic beverages before 12:30 am on the 27th of AUg.That way MARS may indeed look as big as the moon or at least you wont be able to tell the differnece between the two!!!:smile2::big_smile:So drink up and help PHIL out!!!!:crazy::big_smile::eek:oooh::smile2:
     
  7. TomV

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    And even if Mars don't look that big, you should be seeing double by that time; so two moons it is. :smile2:
     
  8. Kutter

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    Count me in! It's been some time since I seen two moons.
     
  9. Dave L

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    Dang, thats a monday. There is no way I'm going to be able to drink twice as much on that day, some of us have to work in the morning.:eek:oooh:
    Sorry, I can't help with your reputation Phil. Next time you spread the two moon rumor make sure it is on a friday or saturday, then I would be glad to help save your rep.:smile2:
     
  10. cubedweller

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    Nows I *HIC* Now I's *ERP* Sseeees FOUR Moons!!! WOOO!!!!!!!!

    :) Regardless of the size, the brightness magnitude will be impressive. I'll be on the lookout.
     
  11. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Phil: I was here when that happened the last time. It was no big deal. That's why I have been drinking ever since. I have been helping you for over two hundred years and I bet you give me no thanks.
     
  12. bluejay

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    I'm startin now. Got to save him.( let me know how it turns out) LOL
     
  13. bluejay

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    I wanna see to moons at once.
     
  14. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    That two moon thing is a hoax but it is half right. Mars will be very bright and will be close to earth...but not until December.

    Earth and Mars are converging, setting up a great skywatching opportunity for later this year. Inner planets orbit more quickly than outer planets because of the laws of gravity. Earth requires 365 days to go around the sun once, whereas a year on Mars is 687 Earth-days. So every 26 months, Earth passes Mars on this orbital trek. As our planet catches the red planet, the distance between them shrinks dramatically. By late September, Mars will be one of the brighter objects in the night sky. The closest approach will occur in December, when Mars will be brighter than every star in the sky.
     
  15. kingneck76

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    I have seen two moons at once, and i liked it. I would like it to happen again, but I dont think my girl is willing to bear all with another girl for me.
     
  16. trippyclwn

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    lol i know the feeling but thats why men have their imaginations lmao :big_smile::wink:
     
  17. bootshowl

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    Crap! Are you what a geek looks like in Illinois....that's only one state away.
    Get out the boat hoss, you are scaring me! LOL, (Just teasing)
     
  18. Dano

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    too much faith in the internet,:roll_eyes:
     
  19. Phil Washburn

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    thanks for covering my back Jim:smile2:
     
  20. Phil Washburn

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    matt, it said it will LOOK as large as the moon...because of its brightness, no doubt...it said NOTHING about appearing to be of equal size:wink: