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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)

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

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Related links:

Venus, Jupiter, crescent moon meeting up this weekend (from March 24)

Moon and Venus closest in west after sunset March 26 (Earth Sky)

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Jupiter and Venus get intimate in night sky (from March 13)

Jupiter, Venus and the Moon dance in night sky; five planets come into view (from February 27)

Jason is the Washington Post’s weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist. He earned a master's degree in atmospheric science, and spent 10 years as a climate change science analyst for the U.S. government. He holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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