The two planets were only a third of a degree apart, the closest they’ll get until August 2016.
“You’ll be able to hide the pair not just behind the palm of your outstretched hand, but behind your little pinky finger,” NASA added.
It’s one of the few astronomic events you can actually see with the naked eye, and what makes it so spectacular is that Venus and Jupiter are so bright despite having no light of their own (they are planets, reflecting the Sun’s light). The two planets are actually the brightest objects on the night sky aside for the Moon. Venus is so bright because it is covered with clouds that reflect light very well and is the closest planet to Earth.
Interestingly enough, they appear to be about the same size when viewed from Earth. Even though Jupiter is 12 times bigger than Venus, it is also 12 times farther away. Here are some more pictures of the event: