Bonus post. Once in a lifetime event. Next appearing in Southern skies in 2036 or something.
Taken by a mate in Sydney.
Saw it here too but it didn't show up on my pissy camera. Here it was clearly visible through a light mist of cloud. A big cosmic smiley face up there in the sky. Glorious.
"[O]n Monday (1 December 2008) there will be a spectacular conjunction between the two planets Venus and Jupiter and the crescent Moon. Though the conjunction will be impressive from anywhere in the world, it will only smile on Australia and Australian longitudes almost in the form of a “smiley” emoticon. From the USA, for instance, the conjunction will be in the form of an upside down sad face."
Venus, Jupiter and the Moon: a smiley face in the sky (has photos)
December 2008 night sky guide and podcast
Another Sydney photo
Caitlyn says my RSS feed doesn't work. Ta for letting me know. Will fix the bastard as soon as I work out how.
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Okay, I'd better piss off. I officially started work an hour ago.