Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Mars (Mark your calendars, a "One Time Event!")


The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that
will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in
recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter's gravity tugs on
Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth
in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again.

The encounter will culminate on August 27th 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

Mars will be easy to spot. At the
beginning of August it will rise in the east at

and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are
closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That's pretty
convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the

Share this with your children and grandchildren.



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Dr. Emer said...

Glad to see you back in the world of blogging. How are you doing?

Anonymous said...

hello fionski! :)
welcome back!
thank you for that info.
happy weekend dear!


Anonymous said...

hello fionski! :)
welcome back!
thank you for that info.
happy weekend dear!


Nick Ballesteros said...

Fionski! Thanks for this info. Na-receive ko na ito sa e-mail pero I porgot to mark my calendar. So thanks for reminding me. Looking to the skies ako for this month.

HanAgiRL said...

alam mo kung bakit may appearance ang mars, kasi birthday ko na yun. taray! hehehe :)

Senorito<- Ako said...

You know what's more interesting than mars ?? Uranus. Gets mo ? Biro lang ha...

trishaaaaaa said...

wow! is that true? teka you mentioned times. anong basis sa time? sensya asa cali kasi ako. hehe

Anonymous said...

ano ito kalibugan ng buwan este sori....kabilugan ng mars....wala bang mars....musta mo na lang ako ke jogalyn.....