Astronomical Event: Jupiter, Venus, And The Moon To Form A Smiley Face Next Month

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The world is in for a delightful surprise next month brought to you by the cosmos.

In times like these, the world needs reasons to smile.

Luckily for us, the cosmos is about to lend a hand with that.

On May 16, a crescent moon, beneath Venus & Jupiter, will form a smiley face in the sky.

This spectacle is called conjunction and is quite rare. The last time this happened was 12 years ago in 2008, so you won’t wanna miss it!

A definition of this conjunction provided by Space.com is:
“[Conjunction] happens when one object passes in front of another from an observer’s perspective. A simple example is a solar eclipse. From a certain area on Earth, the Moon passes in front of the sun and either partially or totally blocks the light. So, we can say that the sun is eclipsed or occulted.”
Venus passed in front of Jupiter in 1818 and will pass in front of it again in 2065, according to physics-astronomy.com. What is rare is that Jupiter does not usually align so close to the moon in the way that Venus regularly does once a month. So when Jupiter aligns with the moon and Venus, it will look like it and Venus are two eyes and the moon is a big mouth with a pleasant smile.


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