If you're someone that enjoys astronomy, the past few months of 2017 have been good to you. Between the solar eclipse, lunar occultations, and the Orionid meteor shower, there have been plenty of cosmic events to keep you excited. There was even a chance for you to see Uranus with the naked eye. Lucky for you, there's more.
Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest planets visible from Earth in the night sky. They are so bright that they are only outshined by the sun and the moon. During the month of November, you'll have the chance to see the two planets close together with Venus visible just below Jupiter in what is known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.
The last time the two plants were visible near each other was in August 2016, just after sunset in the western sky. This time, the planets will be visible low in the eastern sky at sunrise. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction will occur on the morning of November 13, but even if you miss it, you'll have more chances to view the conjunction as it will last for many days during the middle of the month.
There's even the opportunity that you could catch two separate celestial events taking place. On the mornings of November 17 and 18, you could catch a glimpse of the Leonid meteor shower before the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.