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Moon Venus Jupiter Smiley Face | by Blaise Machin
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Moon Venus Jupiter Smiley Face

From Thailand on 1 Dec. 2008 the near conjunction of the crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter looked like a smiley face. Here is my slightly wobbly photo of the phenomenon. The earthlight on the Moon is very clear. The irony of the contrast between the smiley face in the sky and goings-on down on Earth in Thailand was not lost on Thai political cartoonists.

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Uploaded on December 6, 2008