Have you heard that the angel Moroni statue on Mormon temples always faces east? Well, that’s just not quite true.

Using photographs, Brian Olson has analyzed the position of the angel Moroni in relation to the temple. He then used satellite photographs to translate that to a direction on a compass and has created the infographic below showing which direction the statue faces on each temple.

He found that the statues are most frequently placed in a manner that compliments the look of the temple and its surroundings. The majority of the statues do face east, but not all.

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