February 25, 2020

AstroEvent: The Moon Makes a Pass at Mars.

Mars + Moon as seen from North America 5PM EDT on the 27th. (Created by Author in Starry night).

As July 2011 comes to an end, has the great August “Mars Hoax” viral email finally died a deserved death? Spawned during the close 2003 opposition of the Red Planet, this email has been a favorite of chain-mailing coworkers & the bane of science skeptics as friends and family members worldwide perpetuate the Woo every summer… usually, we’ve fielded multiple inquires as to how to see Mars as “Big as a Full Moon!!!” [Read more...]