Venus-Jupiter Conjunction March 13, 2012: How to Watch
Jupiter and Venus in Conjunction March 12-13, 2012
On March 12 and 13, 2012, Venus and Jupiter are in conjunction. This means that, from our vantage point here on Earth, Jupiter and Venus appear to be traveling through space together.
Venus and Jupiter will appear right next to each other, though in reality they are millions upon millions of miles apart.
How to Watch the Conjunction: Can You See Venus and Jupiter?
Wherever you are in the world, wait until night and look to the west. You will be able to spot Venus easily: it will be the brightest object in the sky. Below and to the viewer's left will be Jupiter, seemingly smaller and more faint. At their closest (6pm ET), Venus and Jupiter will appear only 3 degrees apart.
The Dark Crystal
The Jim Henson classic The Dark Crystal also featured a conjuction. It also featured giant beetles, sword-fighting vultures, and a strange little dog.