The Apparent Moon/Mars Hoax
I just looked at the moon when I was outside a second ago. It is gargantuan tonight. There was a rumor that supposedly at 12:30 this morning, Mars came the closest to Earth it has been in quite some time, making it look like we have two moons. The rumor continued to say that this wouldn’t happen again until 2287. I just found a NASA site link that stated that this was indeed a HOAX. Oh well. What makes this worse is that I got an email about this a couple of days ago. If you read the date on the NASA article, this rumor is 5 years old!!! A quick google search proves this to be an urban legend, refuted by reputable sources. It is one that appears every year on the internet at about this time. Hmmm.
I’m a day late in telling you this of course, but even though it appears to be a hoax, there does seem to be a big, bright moon out there, at the moment! I suppose in celebration, you should still be listening to either Tom Petty’s “Full Moon Fever” or Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Of The Moon.” Or, pick your own lunar or Martian themed album to listen to at top volume. Maybe even list it below in the comment section!!