No, Mars will not be as big as the Moon in the night sky

Published on 25/07/2018 at 21:08

Mars will be as big as the Moon in the sky this July 27, according to a popular internet article. This rumor, launched by a parody site, is a hoax that resurfaces every time Mars makes a close approach to Earth. Although this July will see Mars get closer to Earth than it has in 15 years, it will only appear just slightly bigger in the night sky.