A weekend excursion carried this writer to new viewing areas. This image was made on March 16, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. from the roadside rest at MM 70 on I-70 west of Columbus, Ohio. Jupiter is below Venus.
On the next evening viewing from near Hide-Away-Hills, Ohio, a 30-second time exposure reveals, the planetary pair along with the Pleaides. Venus appears near the star cluster in early April. The tree at left was illuminated by a nearby light.
Sunday morning, March 18, brought a double rainbow.
On the return trip a stop at the Lincoln Oasis (I80/294), Illinois on March 18, the planets are visible over the busy roadway with Jupiter nearly beneath Venus.