On the nights of November 30th and December 1st, 2008, night sky observers will be treated to a conjunction of our Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon, which will be a thin crescent at the time of this event.
The picture shown to the right shows the arrangement of the three celestial bodies just after dusk on December 1st, 2008. Go outside and look near the horizon and to the West during or just after dusk. They should be pretty obvious when you see them. Jupiter and Venus will be about 2° apart at closest approach. This close approach, combined with a thin crescent moon will make for a great conjunction, with the naked eye or with binoculars. This conjunction would probably be excellent in binoculars as you may be able to see Venus and Jupiter as planetary discs. The whole event will be slightly above the constellation Sagittarius.