Flickr: Jupiter, Venus and Mercury gather in conjunction

Jupiter, Mercury and Venus planetary alignment

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In a planetary dance of sorts, night-sky regulars Jupiter, Venus and Mercury drew near each other (at least from our visual perspective here on Earth) at the end of May to form a celestial triangle. Flickr photographers snapped photos of the rare event. (It won't happen again until 2021.) Here are some images they shared with Yahoo! News this week. See more at Flickr.

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