Crescent Moon + Jupiter/Venus Planetary Conjunction = ):

Yes, 4.5 billions years later, we have emoticons in the sky. Likely a more benign association than that of several hundred generations of the more “primitive” astronomical interpretations (although we continue to demonstrate we’re not doing to well as we race through the 21st Century).

The images show the Moon, Venus (bottom star), and Jupiter (upper star), with the Syracuse weather above my apartment just barely cooperating. I dare not venture a guess as to how poorly these would have come out without a tripod handy. Click on an image for a larger view.

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