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It won't be bright, venus and probably even mars will be brighter. it will look like any other dim star. I took a photograph with a semi-professional camera the last time it and earth were aligned (i.e. we were as close we will ever get) some years ago. It came out as just a 4-5 pixel blob.

To find it now, however, there is xephem which has been updated significantly from it's athena widget scientific program in the 1980s, and also, celestia. Although whilst giving you an understanding of whats happening, I don't remember celestia being able to tell you where to look from your poor earthbound position.

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