Monday, July 04, 2005

MARS First Time in Human History !i!i!

Mars is going to be a second moon of earth for a day!

NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN

The Red Planet (MARS) 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. By August 27, 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 10p.m. 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 month.

Share this with your family, friends, children and grandchildren :)

41 comments:

Exceer said...

Good stuff!i love Astronomy.

Q8Challenger said...

Notthing To See I ALready Have Been There Before :)

Purgatory said...

The end is near!!!

Q8Challenger said...

Purgatory72:
Sure It Is. I Hope We Meet MARS People Soon :P

Ra-1 said...

Exceer :)

challenger and Purg ...
why do u say that! is it a sign or something related to 3alamat al sa3a!?

True Faith said...

This reminds me Of Contact ...

Well I have my spaceship already ... Mars will be near earth.

Any one interested in joining me?

Qaneema & her husband said...

ee ana gareet 3an halshay min fatra ..
But why lazem something y9eer ? maybe ehe just thahira falakiya

ana balbis kamamat elkeemawi malat elqazo , i7tiya6 !

Maryam said...

27 of August!!! it's Sergei's Birthday too ;) Very nice!!! damn I cannot see it through AlUjiri telescope cuz I will be in Russia that day... I wonder if I can see it in white nights in Russia :/

Maryam said...

27 of August!!! it's Sergei's Birthday too ;) Very nice!!! damn I cannot see it through AlUjiri telescope cuz I will be in Russia that day... I wonder if I can see it in white nights in Russia :/

Ra-1 said...

TF ... r u coming back? :p

Qaneema ... 3endee kamam etharba mal edefa3 elmadanee khla azahba LOL

Maryam ... 3a6eteenee fekra ;)
If I was in Kuwait at that time I will see it in AlUjairi telescope! I marked my calendar :)

True Faith said...

No WAY.

Purgatory said...

Ra-1, depends, shno sa3tech ?

Ra-1 said...

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Purgatory said...

:P

غسان said...

الله بالخير، آر ايه-1
مافهمت شغلة. اشعلاقة الموضوع بأشراط وعلامات الساعة؟

without obvious reason, I hate mars and love zo7al and 3a6air, why nobody cares about them anyway

Ra-1 said...

Ghassan ...
ما أدري إذا في علاقة
ما أتوقع بس بسأل وشوف :)

إي زحل وعطارد يكسرون الخاطر :p

Salted-Caramel said...

Men are from Mars. I guess this means earth will be over-populated with men soon.

Salty-C said...

I just remembered a song my friends and I used to sing in Elementary. It goes something like this:

Girls go to Mars to get more candy bars. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider!

LOL. No offense guys! :P

مساعد said...

WOOW this will be something .. I must write down the date in the caleder. I still can't believe that MARS will be as big as the moon .. WOOOW

Q8Challenger said...

I Hope He Don't Gets To Near, We Don't Want To See Some Conflict Between Earth, Moon And MARS In Their Magnetic Field.
I Think We Will See Another Tsunami Disaster If He Gets Too Close :S

Ra-1 said...

Salted ... LOOOL e 9a7 ;)

Salty ... so we willget more candy bars! yummy :)

Ra-1 said...

مساعد ...
we must see it!

Q8challenger ... who is HE !

lawyer said...

woooooooow
alah yaster

Ra-1 said...

:)

Q8Challenger said...
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NuNu™ said...

This is like the end of an era

Valiant Contender said...

coool, i'll keep an eye out thanks Ra!
:)

فيلجا said...

اتخيلي يحووشنا غباار قوي وما نشووفه ههههههههه

Al-Hanbali said...

yeah nothing better than eating burger king and watching mars at the same time
:P

Ra-1 said...

Nunu ... n_n

VC ... welcome :)

فيلجا ...
لاااااااااااااا :p

Q8ibloger ... hehe

Q8Challenger said...

He is MARS ;)

Anonymous said...

please ra-1 post about it again when the day is near. i tend to forget.

Flamingoliya said...

that was me!

Ra-1 said...

Q8challenger ... oh ok :)

Anonymous ... inshaAllah

Flamingo ... what? :p

BLaSha said...

ya i know Ra-1, i had that on my blog, amonth ago.. noone seemed to notice :S

Ra-1 said...

oh really! :)

ClOuDs said...

WOW!!

Babby said...

\/\/o0o0oo0oo0\/\/ !!

thanx for the INFO .. am going to be waitting that view on a fire .. ;)

THANK U so much.. ;) i like such events men hal nou3 ... :))

Maryam said...

Mars Hoax!!!

"On August 27th … Mars will look as large as the full moon."

And finally, "NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN."

Those are snippets from a widely-circulated email. Only the first sentence is true. The Red Planet is about to be spectacular. The rest is a hoax.

Here are the facts: Earth and Mars are converging for a close encounter this year on October 30th at 0319 Universal Time. Distance: 69 million kilometers. To the unaided eye, Mars will look like a bright red star, a pinprick of light, certainly not as wide as the full Moon.

Disappointed? Don't be. If Mars did come close enough to rival the Moon, its gravity would alter Earth's orbit and raise terrible tides.

(http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/050708_mars_hoax.html)

Maryam said...

why? no more blogging?!?!?!

Eric said...

Are you retarded?

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/marsclose.html