Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Yes, the Mars Hoax is still with us.
UPDATE: I wondered why I was persistently getting lots of hits on a readers photo of a double Moon mirage, it turns out it's people searching for the "double Moon" (Mars as big as the full Moon) of the Mars hoax. Feh!
Whatever the Orange glow was, it wasn't Mars. The Moon was in the western sky at the time, and Mars did not rise in the east until around 1:40, at 2:07 it was barely above the horizon, and not visible for anybody without a really level horizon.
But the baisc point is, anything below the Moon could not have been Mars. Wrong side of the sky. From your descirption it could have been rising ground mist illuminated by sodium lights.
BUT a friend told me yesterday that if it wasn't *too* cloudy I could see an effect called a "double moon" or a corn moon that was extremely rare and that Native Americans used to signify the start of Fall. It looked like there would be two moons but it was just an illusion.
I would guess it would look similar to the double moon mirage photo you posted, just with a full moon. (?)
I've googled and googled, I found your blog and some mentions by some Wiccan sites that it's actually tonight. (I looked last night but didn't see anything unusual).