Today ( 1st Dec 2008 ) the planets Venus and Jupiter appeared to be close to each other along with Moon. ( looking like a smiley face " :) "
This is not a "physical" get together - only a "visual" alignment from our terrestrial perspective.
In fact moon is going to occult Venus that night but the even will not be visible from India.
Watch out for a similar event during 30.Dec.2008