"The New Year's Eve Star : A Different Way To Welcome In The New Year"

Scheduled air date: 1997 Dec 22-28


On New Year's Eve, Sirius — the brightest star in the night sky — is
above the southeastern horizon at 8:00pm (for mid-Northern latitudes)...


...but at local midnight — regardless of your location on Earth — Sirius is directly on
the Meridian (an imaginary line running North-to-South, through the Zenith overhead).

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Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows.

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