Thursday, June 16, 2011

What's that thing in Scorpio

Every now and again you may see that urban legend about Mars making a remarkably close pass to Earth, including the claim that it will "look as large as the full moon". I think I have some excellent material to fan the flames of the next such flurry of recycled email forwards:

Of course observant readers will realize that this is not Mars, but the Moon, during the June 2011 lunar eclipse.

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