In conjecture with the moon's phase, the positioning will look like a smiling face looking down on us.
By Naveen A
March 30, 2020
Amidst this current turmoil of a health pandemic, we certainly need a real celestial spectacle to get our mood and energies up and running. In a few weeks' time, we will see a really rare occurrence of planets aligning in the night sky. In conjecture with the moon's phase, the positioning will look like a smiling face looking down on us! This is certainly a great bringer of smiles and positivity, and no we are not even talking astrology here!
Just the sheer sight of the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter aligning perfectly to form a happy smile in the skies is something to look forward to. This is quite a rare celestial phenomenon and has in fact taken place quite a few times in recent history. Yet, that being said, it isn't always easy to spot it when it does, thus making the direct observation of such an event quite a rare sight on its own.
The scientific term for this occurrence is called an occultation, and it happens when a crescent Moon is positioned directly between Venus and the Earth, ABS-CBN News reports. Due to the precise and intricate placement of the two planets, people in certain parts of the world will be able to see a happy smiley face, whereas people in other parts will see the same thing, but upside down.
As the outlet goes on to explain, it is said to happen due to the moon's orbit around the Earth, and the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Depending on what latitude you view this occurrence from, you will see the moon in the shape of a ‘U’ (lit on the bottom) rather than a backward ‘C’ (lit on the side). So the place where you are watching has everything to do with whether you will catch a glimpse or not. But regardless of that, the explanation is pretty much the same either way.
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