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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Crescent moon, Jupiter, and Venus dazzle in night sky (PHOTOS)

The cresent moon and Venus (top right) with Jupiter below (middle right) in the western sky facing the Jefferson memorial in Washington, D.C. (CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose)
Monday night marked the curtain call for the triangular trio of the crescent Moon, Jupiter and Venus in the night sky. The Moon snuggled up to within three degrees of Venus while Jupiter sat beneath the Moon-Venus pairing. The night before (Sunday), the Moon paired up with Jupiter as Venus looked down on them.

Check out several neat photos of these formations from CWG photographer Kevin Ambrose and several readers.

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