Venus and Jupiter shine together

(WILX) - Early Monday morning, many people were able to get a glimpse of two of the brightest planets visiting each other.

Venus and Jupiter shined brightly together shortly before sunrise in what's being described as an astronomical event known as a conjunction.

Those who got a view of it said they were so close one overlapped the other, but they were actually more than 400 miles away.

The best viewing area was across Mississippi Valley and over the interior west where skies were clear, but it was also visible here in Michigan.

If you missed it, the next chance to catch it will be January 22, 2019.