After the spring we have had, we could all use a smile, and the solar system is about to provide one. Astronomers say the moon, Jupiter and Venus will align to form a smiley face in the sky on May 16.

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This rare spectacle is called conjunction and is not to be missed, as the last time this happened was 12 years ago in 2008.

According to RMG, "In astronomy, a conjunction occurs when any two astronomical objects (such as asteroids, Moons, planets, and stars) appear to be close together in the sky, as observed from Earth."

Source: BBC Radio Tees/RMG

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