According to emails circulating around the Net, Mars will be as big and bright as the moon come August 27, 2008 at about 12:30 AM, which happens to be just a couple of hours from now. The email also claims that no one alive today will ever see that again happen, since the next time Mars and Earth will be closest to each other would be in 2287.
*Two moon on 27 August*
*27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............*
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.
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If you only got the email today, and you're one of millions anticipating a "second" moon at midnight, then there's chance that you have received an email that has been going around for years, and which NASA has already dismissed as a hoax. Don't be fooled. Mars did come close to Earth in 2003, but even so, it appeared to sky observers only as a bright star in the sky.
You may visit NASA and snopes.com for more information about the Mars Hoax.