Planet Mars will be the brightest we’ll (probably) ever have a chance to see it, and it will be as large as the moon, even for the naked eye ! I can’t even imagine what it will be like, but I bet the Red Planet will be absolutely spectacular, and it’s something you definitely don’t want to miss.
Just so you can make an idea, the next time Mars will be almost this close will be in 2287, and scientists believe there won’t be a better opportunity to see it for 5000 years, but they can’t really be sure, it could be 60.000 as well.
So here’s what you do: at 12 am, no matter where you’re from, you should be looking towards the sky (it’s even better if you are somewhere free of city pollution), and from 12 to 12:30 you will see what, as far as we know, no human has seen for many many years: Mars rising.
So really, it should be a great sight. We’ll be sure to update and post some pics as soon as they appear, and post our own ones too. Have a great night!
EPIC FAIL! Yeah, we got fooled. Andrei was in a hurry to leave for his well earned vacation (he’s still offline, with no phone signal in the Carpathian mountains), but then he remembered reading about this whole ‘once in a lifetime’ Mars experience somewhere, so he decided to post it with no research whilst still packing. Sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment this post might have caused.
Here’s a bit of history on the Mars e-mail hoax…
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