Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Kodak

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 8, 2005, 7:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 696
Default

Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in on august 27 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 at a modest 75 power magnification. Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Mars will be easy to spot. at the beginning of august it will rise in the east at 10 pm and reach it's azimuth abou 3 am. By the end of august mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30 am

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Pablo
alandjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 8, 2005, 7:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 696
Default

comparison
Attached Images
 
alandjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2005, 9:43 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,299
Default

25.11 arc seconds. Pretty impressive, what does it mean, Pablo?

Bob
Bob Mevis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2005, 11:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
TD Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,493
Default

I hope you fellas know that this a hoax ? and one of the biggest spread on the internet ....that was posted on this group about a month ago
In other words...an Urban Legend.. I ahve been an amature astronomer for 20 years now and have witnessed this event in 03 and was nothing like what was stated..read here

http://www.snopes.com/science/mars.asp

TD Cole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2005, 11:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 696
Default

I looked it up Bob and Wag is right - I got it via email and thought it was the truth - I should have checked out the story before I repeated it - SORRY

Pablo
alandjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2005, 12:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
bigdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thach Alabama
Posts: 14,981
Default

Mars being much larger than the moon would cause havoc on this planet if it came that close. Think of the tidal swells it would cause !! Thanks for being considerate enough to care Pablo. Your forgiven with out an after thought.


Dawg
bigdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2005, 1:28 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
TD Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,493
Default

Lol....dont be sorry my friend, Cuz its a convincing one at that and has got many folk looking into this one and I fell for this one last yeardoh and actually if Im right in 2003 it came within 39 million
TD Cole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2005, 1:58 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
dan279's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,896
Default

Thats OK Pablo...I'm gettin the tripod set up just in case:-)

Dan


dan279 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 9, 2005, 2:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 188
Default

well on the 27th was for 2003
on the 30th for 2005
and it will be as big as jupitor ( not the moon )
you can already see it and to the naked eye it looks about
the same size
if Jupitor is in the west for you then look almost streight up
and northward you will see it now

TechJD is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:40 AM.