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

Now this is something to happily look forward to.

On May 16, the moon will be crescent, and the two planets of our Solar System, Jupiter and Venus, will align above the crescent moon, and these celestial bodies will form a smiley face in the sky.

This rare spectacle is called conjunction and is not to be missed, as the last time this happened was 12 years ago in 2008, so not a regular occurrence. In 2007 this also happened in the Philippines when the sky lit up at night.

So mark your calendars, and set your alarm clocks.

(Image Credit: BBC Radio Tees/ Twitter)

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Ain't gonna happen. Venus and the Moon will have a conjunction Sunday, April 26, evening twilight. Venus and MERCURY will be at conjunction May 23-24 along with the Moon in the evening sky. Jupiter, Saturn and the waning crescent Moon will be within 2-3 degrees of each other in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 12 over in Sagittarius. https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/Set the calendar for 5/16/2020 and the time for 4:29 AM (Civil Twilight Start).
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