The moon will ‘smile’ at Venus this Thursday. Here’s how to see it.

If you’re willing to get up early this Thursday (Nov. 9), you can catch one of the most delightful celestial sights of the year: the crescent moon “smiling” at Venus.

During this close conjunction, the moon, arguably in its most delicate and beautiful phase of the month, will appear close to a very bright Venus but will be oriented so it resembles a smiley face.