Elon Musk Mistook ‘Blood Moon’ for Red Planet in New SpaceX Tweet

The moon during a total lunar eclipse in July 2018. JASPER JACOBS/AFP/Getty Images

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said there’s a good chance he will retire on Mars. But before leaving Earth, the space entrepreneur still has a lot of work to do—such as sharpening his knowledge about what the red planet looks like.

On Sunday night, Musk posted a picture on Twitter that said “Occupy Mars” with a pretty image of a reddish planet attached.

But his followers quickly noticed that that image wasn’t Mars at all, but an image of the “blood moon” taken during a lunar eclipse last summer.

Musk was quick to admit his mistake, too. In a Twitter reply, he jokingly said “[occupy] Moon, too” and even suggested that he could land on the moon before Mars because “it’s only three days away and you don’t need interplanetary orbital synchronization.”

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SOURCE: Observer.com –