Moon, Jupiter and Venus alignment 2008

My friend Robert texted me last night to look up in the sky and find the moon. There was an alignment happening between the Moon, Jupiter and Venus. I looked up and there it was, the Moon and the 2 planets. At first I thought they were starts but as I kept looking they appeared a lot brighter and larger than the stars I normally see. I tried to take some pics on my iPhone and G9 camera. They didn’t turn out that well but I’ll share them anyway. The alignment is supposed to make a “smiley” face. The 2 planets are the eyes and the phase of the Moon would be the smile. Pretty cool stuff.

moon alignment 2008

moon alignment 2008

moon alignment 2008

moon alignment 2008

Here’s a video from Youtube that I found.