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A Smiley Emoticon In The Sky Of Monday Night

I hope there will be no rain, cloud or haze happens tonight. Otherwise, I’ll miss the spectacular three-way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon.

After the Sun goes down on 1st of December, the celestial triangle will be visible from all parts of the world with naked eyes, be it in a city with terrible light-pollution.

Of course, a low-power telescope is certainly bring in much detail view of any astronomical event that happens in a clear sky.

Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon is going to happen on 1st of December, 2008.
Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon is going to happen on 1st of December, 2008.

The conjunction of these two planets and the crescent moon, as shown in picture of EarthSky Tonight, has the Jupiter appears in upper position and Venus in the lower. Together with crescent Moon, they form a smiley emoticon in the sky, where Venus be the left “eye”, Jupiter be the right “eye” and the crescent Moon appears as a perfect smiling mount!

So, if you’ve nothing to rush after working tonight, look up to the southwest sky and enjoy the astounding conjunction of year 2008. Good luck.


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