Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

Zoomed in and edited using Snapseed. Image taken using Realme GT Master. Image Credit: Pradeep Mohandas

The question my wife had was how do the planets that are on either side of the Earth are seen together in the night sky.

A drawing to explain how Venus and Jupiter whose orbit is on either side of Earth can be seen together in the night sky. Drawing: Pradeep Mohandas

When we see from Earth, Jupiter must be on the other side of the Sun. Whereas, Venus could be between the Sun and Earth or between the Sun and Jupiter.

This is the first time that I tried to capture a celestial event with a mobile phone camera and edited it.