Mars won’t appear as large as the Full Moon on 27 August 2010

July 18, 2010 | By | 2 Comments
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Every year around the end of July, an email circulates around the World stating that the planet Mars will appear to the unaided eye, the same size as the Earth’s Moon. This isn’t the case.

I have prepared a finder chart showing where and how Mars will look in the evening twilight on that day. Take a look because you will see three other planets as well as Mars. Mercury might be a bit tricky though, unless you have a clear horizon.

Mercury, Saturn, Mars and Venus finderchart for Friday 27 August 2010.

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