Two Moons Tonight, August 27, 2010 – The news is spreading that tonight, the moon and mars will be close together and will form into the so called “Two Moons 2010” event.
For those who have waited for this tonight, August 27, 2010, the reality of the matter is that you already missed this event. The real two moons event happened one in 2003 and the other in 2005.
In 2003, Mars had been closest to Earth in 50,000 years and the moon appears to be close to the red planet. The two had been the brightest objects in the sky during August 27, 2003.
A greater publicized close encounter also dubbed as Two Moons happened in October 2005. However during that time Earth and Mars were about 13 million kilometers further than during the two moons event in 2003.
This 2010, the reality is that there is no two moons, moon and mars on August 27, 2010. This news is being triggered by the continuous circulation of an e-mail made in 2003. Below is the content of the original two moons e-mail published in 2003.
FW: TWO MOONS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS
** Two moon on 27 August ***
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 happen 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.
The e-mail above is courtesy of Urban Legends at http://urbanlegends.about.com/