09 December 2008

Smiling face in the sky

Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon to create a brief "happy face" in the sky as seen in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction".

Pictures as shown below.






A crescent moon (R) is seen with the planet Jupiter in the sky over Amman December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for a rare astronomical phenomenon as two of the brightest naked-eye planets.


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