Four or five people have written to tell me that on August 27th Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. I have written each to say that is impossible.
Later I looked at the statement they made. It is printed on two lines in different styles of type, to make a misleading, exciting statement, that is flat out not true.
Look at the way they wrote it>>
At a modest 75-power magnification
Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
See the difference. If you look at Mars through a telescope it will look as big as the Moon does to the naked eye.
There are going to be a bunch of disappointed people on August 27th expecting to see an amazing Mars. Sorry, folks, it will just be a bright star.