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Two Moons On August 27 - The Latest 'Old' Hoax!

Updated on August 10, 2012

Two Moons on August

Earlier, I received one from that never ending stream of forwarded emails. An unsuspecting friend sent it to me, expecting me to forward it to the people I know. Unfortunately, that thread stopped with me as I was aware of the facts. I am sure at least some you must have received the same or similar mail at some point of time. For the uninitiated it goes like this.......

"[Don't miss it out...

This phenomena is not worth missing.Put this in your remember memo

Dear All,

Don't miss to see - TWO MOON ON 27 AUGUST*

*27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............*

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.

It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again]"

The Two Moon Hoax
The Two Moon Hoax

Hmmm.. Sounds interesting and makes you want to keep it in your reminder, as the mail claims that NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again!

I am sure a lot of people all over the world waited anxiously for this to happen on August 27, 2007, expecting to see this miracle.

Well, perhaps they should have read this first. People saw it first in July 2003, and then again in 2005 and 2006 and now we are seeing it again this year, and I believe we will keep seeing it for a few years more! I mean The Mail. Not the 'phenomena'.

One Moon is not enough?
One Moon is not enough?

Two Moons

In July 2003, the title of the mail was "Mars Spectacular" or "Close Encounter". Indeed, Mars really did come very close to earth on August 27, 2003, within 56 million Kilometers, making it appear 6 times larger and 85 times brighter than it usually does, in its closest approach to earth in nearly 60,000 years. It is a fact that every 2 years Mars come a little closer to earth, but nothing 'as spectacular' as in 2003 is going to happen again this year. But these chain letters surface every year predicting the same thing, although this year's mail had a common head "Two Moons On August 27".

It is a little ironic that people on some parts of the world will not even see a single moon on that day! A total lunar eclipse is will be occurring on some parts of the world on that day. But this year also Mars will come a little close to earth but it will still be only around 85 million Kilometers and it will not be anything near the 'Mars spectacular' that happened in 2003.

So people, please stop forwarding this chain letter. Considerable amount of time, energy, money and resources are wasted everyday by people forwarding seemingly useful but false information.

Footage of the two moons in the night sky on august 27 - they are the moon and mars


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      C FOXYYYYYYY 2 years ago

      I was driving home from school one night and looked out my window at a stop light and saw two moons in the sky too. It was awesome, but funny that everyone makes excuses on here. They were large and appeared to be the same size or so.. Lol.. and I am not crazy ;) and I mean that literally.. Lol

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      khushi 3 years ago

      I m in india it is so cloudy so i have not seen the moon's but with help of net i have seen the video ''its amaging .''

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      sangi 3 years ago

      today 27 August 2014...everyone say that tonight will appear waiting for 2hours in rain hangover with umbrella but I didn't see any single moon... So I feel that I'll nvr can see this next... . For me it's fake..

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      Towfeeq 3 years ago

      Is it right that we see 2moons on sky

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      Rodrigo Caxias 6 years ago

      Duas luas????

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      isawit 7 years ago

      I don't know what i saw..i never got the email either..i just looked out my window and saw what i thought was two was clear enough for me to see that i ran to my front door and took a pic. One looked bigger than the other. The smaller figure was covered a little by the larger figure but both were very bright; looked like two moons!!

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      andria 7 years ago

      i love sseing geographical aim is to become scientist

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      Justin Bieber 7 years ago

      Awesome sounding but I never saw it!

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      rucie stone 7 years ago

      I sent in a report about viewing the so-called two moons

      on saturday nite the 28th. I did some more "research" by

      looking out the window again tonite at the moon, and once

      again, saw a smaller cirle of dimmer light off to one side of the moon. but this time, I got in a position to also see the street light down the street. guess what? it also had a smaller of circle of light...which i realized is simply because i was looking through a double paned storm window, which destroys my theory that I had see TWO MOONS. Am I smart or what? I hang my head in shame. sorry for false report. rucie stone in fayetteville, n.c.

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      sunitha  7 years ago

      believe me, i actually went out at 12 am to check out for tis phenomena, but found jus the moon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Steve 7 years ago

      I saw a moon with a round small object nest to it

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      Infidel 7 years ago

      I only saw the moon and a star next to it.

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      smart boy 7 years ago

      I saw only one moon and a shining star near the moon on the sky on 28-08-2010 01:30AM at night.

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      Amien 7 years ago

      in South Africa and there wasn't a single moon visible at all, there was a pretty big full moon the night before though

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      Destinee 7 years ago

      Well today is August 27, 2010. The current time is 8:03 p.m. I don't know if this really going to happen tonight. It's really cloudy out, so in Metairie Louisiana we may not ever get to see this. I hope that if this is a true event, and not fictonal, it will be well documented.

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      mamb 7 years ago

      i am so happy to see it today this is Wat i have been waiting for

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      mamb 7 years ago

      this is so cool

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      mars 7 years ago

      i am watching now tow moons !

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      jrck 7 years ago

      any one see two moons in Pakistan if yer reply me at

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      lololo 7 years ago

      in malta i see a like bright star near the moon but i don't know if its wat you ppl are calling two moons lol or just a star :S my aunt called and told us and maybe it is wat you are calling two moons but from my side of the world it is smaller.. .you know ????? i don't read my emails so i didn't know but ppl are saying it appears every 100000 years... i don't believe that but maybe it is true coz remember in august there where the falling stars well in malta there was and ye it does happen every year( the falling stars) but this year there where much more than there is normally... people where saying.. lol on that night i was soooo annoying these two young couples where like telling each other love stuff and another man flashiong his bright light in the sky whenever there was a falling star ppl went oooooooohhhhhh ... i was kinda annoyed and then there where ppl having a barbeque :) lol if you saw the falling stars or somethihg ( i know i went out of point .. repl to me ... oohh and it is 10:46 pm in malta at the moment ... thanks if there are any ppl from malta who see it reply... i don't know if i will see your reply because i might log off... im gonna go have supper bye... sorry i get carried away typing

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      blah 7 years ago

      OMG it's august 27 2010 and it's 9:20pm I can't wait I'll have the alarm on! :) I better see something or this thing is complete bullshit!!!

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      basit safeer  7 years ago

      jub moon nuzar hahay ja too call karna pas 03315582833 call me pls

      any pakistaney popel

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      Marvin Mannik 7 years ago

      What Y'all looking up the sky for? I must the only one staying home.

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      Ron  7 years ago


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      Ron 7 years ago

      i seen mars closer than 35 miles away and it was huge uit was on the coast of venice beach on 2006 at 10:34 p.m.

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      Abdul Samad  7 years ago


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      Besta 7 years ago

      I'm in Kurdistan ,, and i saw just one moon :p

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      yelly 7 years ago

      just saw one moon=.=

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      Ror 7 years ago

      OH God

      i can not wait to see the two moons

      ho lord jesus !! please make it happen


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      I think what everyone is going to see on August 27th is this. The moon is going to pass by the planet Jupiter, Not Mars. Jupiter and Venus are the two brightest objects in the night sky, after the moon of course. When the moon passes by one of these two planets it can appear as two moons. However, the moon will always be much brighter and larger. Mars is nowhere near the moon. It is in the opposite part of the sky, (check the star maps) that bright object you see in the sky in the west after sunset is Venus. It is coming along our side to overtake us. In a month, it will vanish from the evening sky. Jupiter is that bright object that rises in the east just before 10 PM.

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      Faran From Pakistan 7 years ago

      my friends that's not the time to enjoy and not the thing for amazing fact!!! this is the time for AKHRAT and this is the last mark of Qayamat so plzzzzz pray so allah will forgive u becoause after this event no forgiveness will be given to any on!!!!

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      SASHA PENA BRASSFIELD 7 years ago


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      tyMan 7 years ago

      Well, I don't know what the big deal is? I watch two moons every night, they are more like melons though!

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      Thai 7 years ago

      LOL i Had just got the email this yr i think we should o something awesome bout this like make an annual 2 moons holiday on the 27th YAH!!!!!!

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      Schuler 7 years ago

      Send me $50.00 and I will pray for you to be able to see as many moons as you indicate,If you only see one moon Aug.27 th I will send you back $10.00 and keep the rest for postage and handling.With the money I plan to buy that bridge Palin talks about .

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      Byron 7 years ago

      The Mayan Calendar clearly indicates that when the TWO moons appear that Elvis will return in glory - - singing Rapture, Rapture - - this event is NOT prodigiously exaggerated!

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      Vicskitt1 8 years ago

      Last night I woke up around 2:30. It seemed so bright beyond the shades so I looked out. I was really surprised to see not one but two moons. This is the second time I have seen this. I saw it in the early part of the summer around the same time of night. One moon looked really bright. The other one was below the bright one and was dim like a moon just before sunset. Not kidding!

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      mxaxz 8 years ago

      anyway if it was gonna happen, it would of said it on the tv

      or something.

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      ren 8 years ago

      hahh i just received that email like about a week ago!

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      Joana 8 years ago

      Well, I think it's fake because I've received the email and it doesn't specify the ACTUAL hour of the happening... 12:30am in Portugal is not 12:30am in New York, obviously...!!

      So, I think this is one of that spamming emails stocking our inbox full of s***!!

      And then, the Maya argument and the calculations and that...

      Give me a break!

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      Marco 8 years ago

      In this world anything can happen. Remember when the earth was flat? Or when JFK said, we are going to the moon?

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      Earthscribe 8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      I wondered about this very email -- thanks for the info!

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      mulberry1 8 years ago

      Whether it's true or not doesn't even matter to me. I just HATE chain letters. I have a family member or two who send them periodically. Nothing I say seems to get it through their head to stop it!

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      steph 8 years ago

      hey guys...guess what? it happened again...

      I got the email,,saying it was going to happen this 27 of august .......2008....... and think about that

      i was gonna stay up just to wacth the same moon that i wacth

      almost every day at any time

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      k_ozd 8 years ago

      June 2009 on a local spanish newspaper in Los Angeles (La Opinion), stated that it's been predicted by the Maya!!! That it's written on some rocks in plain sight. But then again, they make simple and I mean simple grammatical errors, including writing in Spanglish (mix of English/Spanglish).

      I don't know much about orbits and astronomy but wouldn't two moons that close to the earth cause huge monsoons, earthquakes, and all kinds of damage to the planet?

      I mean besides it make werewolves go crazy!!! Ha Ha

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      John 9 years ago

      milli your astronomy teacher is an idiot and no wonder the youth is in trouble look at who is teaching them. Ask your dumb ass teacher to make change for a dollar... (WATCH AS YOUR TEACHER SWEATS AND PANICS) OMG! Make change for a dollar wtf who ever heard of such a thing MTV certainly NOT...

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      Unni 9 years ago

      Whatever it is a Hoax or a phenomenon, let me check the sky tonight...

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      mel 9 years ago

      Don't b stupid it was supposed to happened 5 years ago. It's just the planet Mars passing the earth, which can b seen with the naked eye like a star. So people get real.

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      Sathyanarayan B 9 years ago

      I sent a link to this page for the person who sent me a similar mail, I am hoping it goes to the source of that mail....

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      owais 9 years ago

      yup it's a interesting moment for all of us we only can enjoy it and plzdont take it seriously bcoz its just a marscomes in a range of earth that's y its bshining like moon its just a common scence make sure u all do not do iodic act

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      ForTheLove 10 years ago from Godforsaken, Iowa

      In Arizona this was actually an eclipse and for a brief bit of time it did appear that there were two moons or an odd shaped moon. Sort of a figure eight, kept shifting as we watched.. then the moon went red/brown and orange.. very cool effect! :)

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      DIOGO 10 years ago

      Unfortunately I couldn't see the two moons. Did Anyone seen they??

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      ellichka 10 years ago

      I agree that these types of emails are crappy and a waste of time but at least they make you go out of the house and behold something beautiful- be it 1 or 2 moons;) or whatever you can see. It's definitely much better than staying on your coach and watching TV.

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      ROBERT LOVER 10 years ago


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      my'shell 10 years ago

      is this like gonna be the end

      of the world?! im scared guys.

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      I'M SACHA THE BRO 10 years ago


      MOON IN 20 MINUTES woo!

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      CAMANERA 10 years ago

      bring the moons out


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      gigi girl2186 10 years ago

      i am 23 and i am a astronemy teacher at westview high and it is going to happen at 12:34 am

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      moongirls 10 years ago

      yo,yo,yo geese man we are totally psyched out. we are in in our hot pink convertible wait'in for this '' what ya''all call TWO MOONS'' We got our phycadelic lava lamps sitt'in out on our (what we call) totally hipped out tables. We are hipped out of sight.

      peace out non- physidelic peeps,

      thank ya, the cubeular moongirls

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      jill 10 years ago

      i really hope this works cause im going outside and watching it

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      nat 10 years ago

      I was hoping to see semething for real. Please tell me I still can have faith int people...

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      Wondering? 10 years ago

      is it at august 27 12:30 pm or am?

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      Space 10 years ago

      My son mars will be there august 27 at 12:30 am!!!!=)

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      milli 10 years ago

      Acctually its true. It is occurring on Monday the 27th. My astromomy teacher told our class. And by the way, of course not everybody will see it, its different everywere. Depends where you are.

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      truthlady 10 years ago

      If it is a hoax, then tell me what did I see tonight?

      There's nothing like an eyewitnessand I'm certainly one of them. This is not man's creation, the mathematics to the whole "phenomena" as it has been called, can be calculated and proven that I saw what I saw (and though supposedly, I wasn't in the ideal location for viewing, it was clearly visible to my naked eye), whatever label you want to give to it whether it be "two moons" or "lunar eclipse".

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      The Ringlever Family 10 years ago

      Well like countless other people, we too observed "just for the heck of it," and the most we saw aside from the full moon was a little-brighter-than-normal pulsar to the N, NE. That was it. Oh and its currently 12:41am, October 27th, 2007.

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      usman 10 years ago

      hey guys no sign of moon here its past 12.30

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      ryan 10 years ago

      I think all we have to do is to wait until such time. just be sure to find yourself on your roof, and if you see nothing on Aug. 27, 2007 12:30AM. we better shut it up.

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      anon 10 years ago

      Have a few patiala pegs and you will see two moons on any night, amavasya included ;-)

      Probably the mail was initiated by someone who saw the moons this way.

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      Purvi Saraf 10 years ago can not judge till it actually happens....The people who believe in it...will watch it anyway.....& who don't believe will definitely watch it....!!

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      sahil pathak 10 years ago

      i think this is only a natural phenomena that takes place naturally.i think its nice to watch the tremendous phenomena

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      cgull8m 10 years ago from North Carolina

      They keep circulating these messages and send it without even verifying it, it becomes spam later on. I hate such CC mails. When I know it is not addressed to me, I don't even read it.