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Venus, Jupiter, Moon make face in the sky

2008-12-02 05:58:15 GMT2008-12-02 13:58:15 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon to create a brief "happy face" in the sky as seen in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction". [CFP]

Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon to create a brief "happy face" in the sky in this picture taken in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction". [CFP]

A crescent moon and the planets Jupiter (left) and Venus are seen in the sky over the city of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction". [CFP]

Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon (bottom) to create a brief "happy face" in the sky in Nairobi, Kenya December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction". [Xinhua]

A star gazer waves to the sky in which Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon (bottom) to create a brief "happy face" in Liuzhou, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous Region December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction". [Xinhua]

Venus and Jupiter, two of the brightest naked-eye planets, join a thin crescent moon to create a brief "happy face" in the sky as seen in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, December 1, 2008. Astronomers and star gazers across the world are keeping watch on Monday night for the rare astronomical phenomenon known as "Planetary Conjunction".

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