Go outside on March 12 and 13!!
Right when we come back from Spring Break, we will be able to see a planetary conjunction! You will be able to see Jupiter and Venus be within three degrees of each other and that’s an especially close separation and will be especially brilliant due to the biology of your eyeball – they will be so close that the “hi-def” part of your eye (the fovea) will be activated. Here is a NASA article about it: Cold and Spellbinding: An Alignment of Planets in the Sunset Sky
Note that this conjunction is just the kind of thing that early astronomers were trying to predict using the Geocentric (Ptolemaic) model of the Solar System (with all of the epicycles and such). To be honest, the geocentric model worked pretty well at the beginning, but errors combined over the centuries. This conjunction is also the kind of thing that astronomers used the Heliocentric model of Copernicus to predict but was just as inaccurate due to Copernicus’ need for perfect circles. Kepler’s models helped take care of the prediction problems thus the heliocentric model became the accepted model of the Solar System :)
To see how the conjunction works, I’ve put a line on this picture from the NASA/JPL Solar System Simulator. Note that the line from Earth passes by both Venus and Jupiter :)