I've committed to eating right and daily exercise so I can see that next one. Can't wait.Actually the conjunction of 17 July 1623 was closer than today’s at 5.1 arcminutes at appulse (closest approach). Today’s minimum spacing is 6.2 arcminutes.
The reason the 1623 event went unremarked is because it happened less than thirteen degrees from the sun’s position on the ecliptic. Today’s is 30 degrees Eastern elongation, so can be seen in a dark sky.
For the youngsters, there will be an even closer appulse in March 2080, 6.0 arcminutes and a comfy 46 degrees from the rising sun.