...Unless you are viewing Mars through a telescope and the Moon with the naked eye.
It's that time of year again, August, when since 2003 the chain-email-turned-social-media-meme comes around announcing that for a single night, Earth will have two moons. But wait. That's no second moon, it's the planet Mars!
No one alive today has ever witnessed this happening—because it has never happened, despite people spreading this claim each August for over a decade. I don't remember when I first started hearing it, but the oldest message I can find in my Gmail archive dates back to 2005.
And again in 2009.
But that time, I pushed back.
To seemingly no avail.
But alas, not all hope was lost. Notice that the person who kept sending me this email, P, this time asked,
To which I replied,
And thankfully, this time, the message got through.
So, please, fight the good fight. Whenever you see anyone claim that "Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye," send them this post, then send them to Snopes, then send them this picture.