On July 15, 2012, while working my graveyard shift, I was listening to a Utah news radio station like I usually do almost every morning. At approximately 1:00 a.m., the news mentioned that the three celestial spheres would be very close to each other. The station also mentioned that we would not see the three of them together again until May of 2013. So, I kept an eye out for the three of them. Venus and Jupiter were quite stationary in the early morning sky. It was the moon that had to move towards and in between the two planets. (Well, that is how it appeared in the morning sky.) Between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., I looked eastward into the early morning sky and saw this beautiful site. Unfortunately, this is not my photo. I had to borrow it from the internet. However, the person who took this picture was in the Southwestern Region of the United States when he or she clicked and captured this image!
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