As part of the 2012 astro-calender of events, Jupiter and Venus will be just three degrees apart (from your perspective on Earth) on March 14th. This happens around only once in 4 years. Here are pictures of the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. If you look to the West at Sunset, above the horizon, you will see Jupiter (smaller as it’s further away) and Venus (big and bright) like two headlights in the sky. These were taken by my husband with a Nikon D40 Digital SLR at a 20 second exposure with a star filter. Look above the street lights.
Here is the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus close up, again with star filter
Next week, on March 24th the moon will also join this happy couple making it one big smiley face. Pictures of that next week.