Rumor has it that we will experience a double moon on the night sky, this Thursday. This “double moon” is also known as the Mars Hoax, which means that Mars pops out of the sky and comes so close to Earth that it may appear like we have a double full moon. The “Mars Hoax” has been popping up every Agust 27 ever since 2003, when it was born mistakenly, in a generally misinterpreted e-mail.
And as hazard has its way of making things happen and changing the pace of reality, so it happens that an unknown sender of a message was trying to get people excited about an unusually close approach of Mars to Earth in late August 2003.
Well, unfortunately Mars will not look as big as the moon in the night sky tonight, even though rumor spreads quickly and sometimes things we imagine can easily become reality.
But Mars will indeed be 85 times brighter and six times bigger in the sky tonight. Anyways, it will not come even close to the size of the Moon. The last time Mars came so close to Earth, it was far from being as big as the moon. Anyways, people have their way of making a big fuss over little matters but in spite of that, the rumor is quite a nice one, as it involves gazing at the stars, watching the night sky and admiring the scenery we see up above.
In the wide world of the internet, rumor spreads quickly and you would be forgiven for believing that we will be contemporary with an amazing experience tonight. Google searches has returned up to 136 million results and extreme speculation over social media. Everyone was hectic about it, as it doesn’t happen often that you see such great things happening.
Up until now, Moon has no rival. Moon is the greatest and no Mars can equal its magnitude. Moon is light and Mars is about redness and strangeness. The Red Planet is about twice as wide as the moon and would have to get within 476.000 miles of Earth, which means twice the distance of our planet to the moon.
The Mars Hoax Story is just another nice story that could turn into something great but it didn’t. Moon stays, Mars does its thing on a smaller scale, far, too far from the Earth.
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