No, Mars Is Not The Size of the Moon!

It pops up around this time every year. The chain emails that say that this week, Mars will be as big as the moon and that it’s a once in a lifetime event and not to miss it. But, this blog entry is to prove NOT to believe everything you read or hear.

If you haven’t received the email, then it reads something like this : ” this week, Mars will be bigger than the size of the moon and won’t reappear to be this large for another 60,000 years”. Rumor is that the email hoax started back in 2003 when yes, Mars did make a historically close orbit to Earth by about 35 million miles. So, this is to confirm that Mars will NOT look any bigger than normal and not to panic. If it did, we would have some serious issues with gravity here on Earth.

-Damon

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