Friday, August 7, 2009

Keep an eye on Mars! Or not. But hey, looking to the sky expecting something brilliant to happen isn't so bad.

On August 27, Mars will be within approximately 35 million miles from Earth and the brightest object in the sky (next to the moon).

This event has not occurred in the last 5,000 years of recorded history, and it may be another 60,000 years before it happens again.

Watch the night sky as Mars grow progressively brighter throughout the month of August.

On August 27, Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye!

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kendra said...

Really? As large as the moon? Cool! August 27th is my birthday so it will be a perfect way to celebrate!


I'll keep an eye out. Do you know what the bright star/planet is in the east as the moon rises?

Marlyn said...

So cool! What does Mars energy do to us all? Any idea???

Erin said...

Sorry guys... I shouldn't post that stuff when I don't have a lot of time to confirm it!

Thanks Sherri for giving me this link!