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27th August- The false information being spread on social media

Today one of our staff at school  came up to me and asked me about the 27th of August when there will be two full moons in the sky. He had got this information circulating on ‘whatsapp’ . The rumour has it that one of the planets  viz., Mars  will appear as big as the moon and as if it were another moon.  First of all for those of you who have taken this news seriously  please note there is going to be only a thin crescent moon in the sky on that night. This is a Hoax –Do not Believe this news and waste your time on the 27th. Mars can never ever appear as large as a full moon as seen from Earth. The moon is much closer than Mars which appears like a red starlike point and is much further away from Earth.

G.R.Sivakumar