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The Washington Monument - a tall, white rectangular monument with a pyramid at the top - is in the center of this image. The Moon (left), Saturn (upper right), and Jupiter (lower right) are in the night sky.

A Moonlit Trio

The Moon, left, Jupiter, right, and Saturn, above and to the left of Jupiter, are seen after sunset with the Washington Monument, Thurs. Dec. 17, 2020, in Washington. The two planets drew closer to each other in the sky as they headed towards a “great conjunction” on Dec. 21, where the two giant planets appeared a tenth of a degree apart.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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