Will Mars ever look as big as the Moon?

Aug 26

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8/26/2014 5:52 PM  RssIcon

No. 

Again, NO.

Mars will not EVER appear as large as the full Moon, not until humans are within ~475,000 miles of it. And Mars will never be that close to Earth short of some catastrophic solar system event which everyone would certainly know about.

So just stop with the "Mars is as big as the Moon" stuff already.

There's a lot more here on Eyes on the Sky. For example, every week on the homepage there is a new astronomy video about observing objects in the night sky. They're only 5 minutes long - why not check out the latest one right now? For those new to astronomy, don't miss Eyes on the Sky's Ultimate Beginner's Guide!


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