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    PHOTOS: Rare Planetary Trio Seen in US

    By Erin Cassidy, AccuWeather staff writer
    June 18, 2013, 8:58:09 AM EDT

    The planetary trio event occurred on Sunday, May 26. Venus, Jupiter and Mercury formed a bright triangle just after sunset in the western horizon. Sky-gazers observed the rare astronomical phenomenon, which will not occur again until October 2015.

    The trio will be visible for a few more nights, but they will dim as the planets separate from one another.

    Followers of AccuWeather's Astronomy page posted pictures of this rare event:


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