Smiley Face Conjunction at Sunset

Mike Salway

Wyoming, Australia

Artist's Description

On December the 1st 2008, Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon came together and formed a unique shape in the sky – a smiley face!

This image was captured at Green Point, overlooking Brisbane Water, on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.

Taken with a Canon 350D and Sigma 17-70mm lens.

This image was chosen as 1 of the top 10 great astrophotos of 2008 by Sky&Telescope magazine.

This image was featured on Astronomy Picture of the Day, 5th December 2008.

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