posted on Aug, 12 2005 @ 07:36 AM
I got this email forwarded to me. Can anyone verify this please. Looks like the original mail came from a company in Singapore.
DON'T MISS IT!!!!!
Attention: Science Teachers
Since this event can be viewed with naked eyes, no need for binoculars
or telescope, look out for it in August, especially after our National
Mars is going to be a second moon of earth for a day.
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN
The Red Planet (MARS) is about to be spectacular! This month and next,
Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in
the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The
next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's
gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the last 5,000
years, but it may be as long as 60,000 years before it happens again.
The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within
34,649,589 miles of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest
object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9 and will
appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. By August 27, Mars will look as large as
the full moon to the naked eye. Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the! east at 10 pm and reach its
azimuth at about 3 am by the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the
sky at 12.30 am. That's pretty convenient to see something that no human
being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the
beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter
throughout the month.
Share this with your colleagues, family, friends, children and
Happy National Day !!!
KBE Scientific International - Educational Products for Science &