Venus, Jupiter and the crescent moon gave a treat to astronomers all over the world. This picture was taken by Martin Cooper in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jupiter and Venus were in conjunction and looked as if they were getting closer. Photo: Felicia Sutantyo in Melbourne, Australia.
For a while, Venus seemed to disappear under the crescent moon. Mike Bristow took this picture from his back garden in Nairobi, Kenya.
Carlos Bacigalupo took this beautiful shot from his home in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Simon Banton: "Clouds cleared in Figheldean, Wiltshire, just in time to see Venus re-emerge from behind the moon, with Jupiter in the upper right of the picture".
Aksel De Meester in Bangkok: "when I left the office, I saw a crowd taking pictures, and I was wondering which important person was there. A smile in times of trouble. Couldn’t suppress a smile myself".
This is how it was seen from Tel Aviv, Israel. Doriel Haimov captured this smiling face in the night sky.
David McEachan: "The view of the once in a lifetime astronomical view from my front door in Muscat, Oman".
Grant Cohen also saw the astronomical phenomenon from Greenbank Church, Clarkston, Glasgow.
Paul Sutherland in Putney, London, managed to see Venus in broad daylight and says he could see how bright the planet is compared to the moon.
Gareth Edwards took this picture from Cardiff, Wales. Read your stories of stargazing on the link on the right hand side.