Will there Be a Smiley Face Moon on May 16?

On May 7, I heard Phlash Phelps on Sirius  Sixties on 6 talk about Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent moon forming a smiley face in the night sky.   I have found Phlash to normally be correct when he shares tidbits of information with us so I was intrigued.

I was looking for a picture to see what this smiley face might look like.

smiley face moon

Were the heavens giving a pandemic weary Earth a reason to look up and smile back?

It’s claimed that on May 16, 2020, Venus, Jupiter and a crescent Moon will align and look like a smiling face looking down on us, that it’s a “quite a rare astronomical phenomenon” and that it’s called an occultation.

According to James Carter at Forbes, the planets are in different parts of the sky and will not be a position to form the predicted smiley face.  So this is fake news.

 

 

14 thoughts on “Will there Be a Smiley Face Moon on May 16?”

  1. In phairness to Phlash, “yeah we dropped talking about that after that was debunked a couple weeks ago.” I don’t listen to Phlash for his entire show so I missed that they had quit talking about the Smiley Face (Phace) Moon.

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