My wife and kids got really excited when I told them about the email I received, stating that on August 27th, at 12:30am, the moon and mars would look like "two moons" in the sky. When my co-worker sent me this email, we made plans to set the alarm, go outside, and witness this once in a lifetime phenomenon. This is going to happen tomorrow! Here's what the email read:
*Two moons on August 27*
*Aug 27 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. Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.
Naturally, who wouldn't want to miss a spectacular event like this. As we travelled home from our weekend at the "Beach House" at Dillon Beach, we were making our plans and discussing how we would prepare and be ready to enjoy this wonderful event. When we finally got settled back home this evening, I decided to see if this was for real or just a Hoax!
Here is a website you will want to check out, bookmark, and use for any future emails, announcements or other forms of events that you're not sure about. It's called Snopes.com. I have used this website on numerous occasions when I get these types of emails or hear about questionable events or ideas. You are going to LOVE Snopes. Every time I have used this site, it has been 100% accurate.
So will there be "Two Moons" in the sky on August 27, 2007 at 12:30am.? You can click here to find out. I hope you'll add this site to your favorites as I have. It has saved me many times from forwarding emails that could have otherwise turned into an embarrassing moment for myself and others. I always want to provide accurate and informative information to my clients, family and friends. Snopes.com is one of the "Best On The Web" in my opinion!
Before you forward an email to your clients or friends, or do a post, (like I almost did)be sure to check it out first, do your research, and save yourself from having to apologize for giving mis-informed information. Is this post a Hoax? Only Snopes will know and tell….
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