Thursday, 20. December 2007

With bright Mars, full moon Christmas Eve, Santa could give Rudolph night off

Miami Space Transit Planetarium director Jack Horkheimer said the red planet will shine brighter because it will be directly opposite the sun, reflecting the most light, and fairly close to Earth, only 89.3 million kilometres away. The full moon will appear nearby, rising about an hour later, said Horkheimer, host of the public television show "Star Gazer."

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