Friday, August 27, 2010

2 moons?

apparently tonite is special. the earth & mars will come so close that mars can be seen almost as big next to the moon, even though there's a distance of over 34 million miles in between. & this won't happen again till the year 2287.

the email that has been circulating proclaiming this event is actually a HOAX. read here.

the "bright star" seen near the moon is actually jupiter & it'll only appear as a bright spot.
















i took this picture myself & it's just convinced me of one thing........

.......i need that dSLR!!

14 comments:

foongpc said...

Oh so you took a photo of it? Haha! I knew it was a hoax early on because it sound unbelievable : )

iml said...

And I was totally not aware of it!

Medie007 said...

haha saw the news and almost bought it too, until some news in the paper explained about it. :P

the picture looks ok to me. slr won't take anything nearer too. i tried taking the photo of the moon before, it's also very small. unless there's the humongous lens that needs extra tripod just for the lense, like what they use in birdwatching, then prolly the moon would look bigger. haha.

doc said...

Foongpc,

yes, spent about an hour trying to get a good shot & this is the best my compact digicam can do.

doc said...

Iml,

sometimes not knowing is bliss!!

doc said...

Medie,

i was hoping to catch the moon with sharp instead of blurred edges & no matter which mode i tried, it doesn't get better than the image i posted. maybe a better sensor/processor will give sharper images?

anyway, that's just my excuse for wanting to get a dSLR.

Mei Teng said...

Noticed a bright full moon on Thursday night.

doc said...

Mei Teng,

i suppose you won't notice the other bright spot unless you are specifically looking for it.

Unicorn Girl said...

and the silly emel was all over the inbox of the staffs of the FI that I work for - only to receive an announement later on from the IT dept that it's a hoax !

doc said...

UG,

look at the bright side - all these emails give us opportunities to learn to be discerning, & not be deceived by other bigger scams, eg. black money, unexpected inheritances, etc.

Adino said...

Ahh ... I missed it!

doc said...

Adino,

believe me, you didn't miss ANYTHNG!!

Bengbeng said...

Yes, get that dslr! Dont wait... if u think too long u will cool down . Get the Nikon D90.

doc said...

Beng,

yes, that's the model i had in mind, although i understand it will be phased out when the new D7000 arrives.