Monday, August 22, 2005
I read an interesting email a few months ago, and here it is..> MARS comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and> will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the> night sky>> Starting in August, Mars will look as large as the> full moon to the naked eye.>> 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.>> 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 Earth and Mars are closest,> Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest> point in the sky at 12:30a.m.>> 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.>> 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. And be sure to watch the sky on August> 27th. It will look like the Earth has two moons!>> 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.>> Share this with your children and grandchildren. NO> ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
haha I've missed my blog!!! As usual, my head was, and still is, buried under tons of books. Will there be no end to all these studying?! I've gotta have a break! Good thing the Lord was so good to me and He gave me at least yesterday to take a breather from everything. Well, back to usual today---time to hit the books again, which reminds me, I still have Bio. sci. and Chem. to study for! Argh! Better get going...
boy, I've missed my blog!!! It feels like decades since I last wrote... well, as usual, it's because my face is completely buried in books! Walking around like a zombie, without sleep, not lacking eyebags, I'm definitely not one to be envied. Thankfully, the school took pity on this poor soul and declared yesterday no classes. Oh, well...early start again today 7am, ugh!