On the 1st of December 2008, occurred a rare celestial alignment of Jupiter and Venus with the waxing crescent moon together creating a smiley in the sky.
Viewers in Western Australia have the best view, with the moon appearing closer to the "eyes" formed by the planets.
While the planets and moon appear to be close together, in reality they're not. The moon is 250,000 miles away, while Venus is 93 million miles away and Jupiter 540 million miles away. North Americans on the other side of the equator viewed the phenomenon rather differently — as a sad face with downcast mouth.