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The old "two moons this weekend" email popped up again.

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The old "two moons this weekend" email popped up again.

Postby dave54 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:37 pm

Just got the annual "two moons this August" email. From my wife's uncle, with several grad degrees in various sciences, no less.

It circulates every year about this time, that "Mars will be so bright it will appear as bright as a full moon. The next time it happens will be 2287".

No, it happens every other year or so. And the change in brightness has been described as looking at a porchlight 2 blocks away and noting it is a 75 watt bulb instead of a 60 watt. About 15 seconds of googling will debunk the story.

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