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A beautiful planetary trio on May 26

Jupiter (left), Venus (bottom) and Mercury on May 26, 2013, the closest three planets appear in Earth’s sky until 2021.

In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, they know how to celebrate planets.  Well, okay, it's Memorial Day, too.  This shot is from last night - May 26, 2013 - from EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Griggs.

In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, they know how to celebrate planets … and Memorial Day. This shot is from last night – May 26, 2013 – from EarthSky Facebook friend Ken Griggs.

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