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!
“[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.”
#HeadlineChallenge: The world needs reasons to smile – and the solar system is about to give us a helping hand. On May 16, a crescent moon, beneath Venus & Jupiter, will form a smiley face in the sky…@PeteBarronMedia goes with PUT ON A HAPPY SPACE. pic.twitter.com/G6Tmz0Lx34
— BBC Radio Tees (@BBCTees) March 30, 2020