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Your pictures: Smiling sky

Photo: Martin Cooper

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.

Photo: Felicia Sutantyo

Jupiter and Venus were in conjunction and looked as if they were getting closer. Photo: Felicia Sutantyo in Melbourne, Australia.

Photo: Mike Bristow.

For a while, Venus seemed to disappear under the crescent moon. Mike Bristow took this picture from his back garden in Nairobi, Kenya.

Photo: Carlos Bacigalupo

Carlos Bacigalupo took this beautiful shot from his home in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Photo: Simon Banton

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".

Photo: Aksel De Meester

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".

Photo: Doriel Haimov

This is how it was seen from Tel Aviv, Israel. Doriel Haimov captured this smiling face in the night sky.

Photo: David McEachan

David McEachan: "The view of the once in a lifetime astronomical view from my front door in Muscat, Oman".

Photo: Grant Cohen

Grant Cohen also saw the astronomical phenomenon from Greenbank Church, Clarkston, Glasgow.

Photo: Paul Sutherland

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.

Photo: Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards took this picture from Cardiff, Wales. Read your stories of stargazing on the link on the right hand side.

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