Tonight when I was driving home, I couldn't help but notice what looked like 2 very bright stars together in the sky. They were so bright, they made the other stars appear insignificant. Naturally, I assumed it must be a planetary alignment. Sure enough, upon doing some quick searching, it was found to be a very rare planetary alignment of Venus and Jupiter.
Here are some pictures that I took tonight (March 13th 2012) around 9:15 PM. The larger and brighter of the 2 planets (on the right) as seen is Venus. The smaller and less bright planet (on the left) is Jupiter.
The first image is zoomed in, the second image is zoomed out.
In this image, I inverted the zoomed in image to enhance the planets. It kind of gives it a nice effect.
This is what happened when I zoomed in on Venus.
Here is another image of Venus, different level of zoom. You can see, it has a red hue.
There is also video that was taken, and will be posted shortly. For now, I thought I would share the photos taken tonight.