Events happen in the sky and we sometime term them rare or extraordinary. On 8th Feb 2013, there was one such rare event; a Mars - Mercury conjunction. The Mercury is usually elusive for,it stays very close to the Sun. But at times it drifts apart a bit owing to ts orbital elongation (not much as compared to other elliptical orbits) and that is perhaps the time to catch it. You have to be accurate all the time to spot it. It was about half an hour after the sunset on the 8th that I spotted the conjunction. There was a twinkle as both the planets were reflecting from the same spot. Since the Sun's glow hadn't died down till then any effort with my camera might have been futile.