EST. 2009

August 27, 2010

That August 27 Astronomy














TALK OF TWO MOONS TO SUPPOSEDLY GRACE THE SKIES TONIGHT is unfortunately nothing but a hoax. One that has been circulating every year for the past seven years.

The rumor has been that Mars is to appear to us at its most spectacular on August 27, being in a position closest to Earth and thus looking as large and as wide as the moon.

The truth however is that even at its closest ever in 2003, Mars can only appear to us as no bigger than a bright, sparkling red star.

Urban legend aside, it's hard not to get excited over astronomical occurrences. Eclipses, shooting stars, falling stars, planets; there is something eternally fascinating about the heavens. A fascination that through man's long history, we have gladly not outgrown.

Look out and wish on a star tonight!

Various astronomical images from en.wikipedia.org commons.wikimedia.org silver-rockets.com www.departments.bucknell.edu scienceblogs.com www.prints-4-all.com www.old-print.com www.ccsd.edu

COMMENTS

J. Andrade said...

Wishing stars are <3

Btw.. Your profile says you're into fashion and photography as well.. So I'd like to invite you to join me attend this event:

http://jzny.blogspot.com/2010/08/glitteratis-new-collection.html

Let me know if you can make it!! Thanks! :)

Lady San Pedro said...

What a sweetheart you are! :-)

I'd be thrilled to attend! But unfortunately Wednesday night is not good for me. Will be working :-(

Hope the event goes well!

J. Andrade said...

That's too bad :(

Anyway.. I'll blog about it and let you know how it goes :)

I still don't know what to wear!!!! LOL.