"New Year Goodies, The Great Jupiter/Mars Conjunction, and Kiss The
Goddess Of Love Goodbye"

Scheduled air date: 1997 Dec 29-1998 Jan 04

At local midnight, New Year's morning— regardless of your location on Earth — the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, is directly on the Meridian (an imaginary line running North-to-South, through the Zenith overhead).

And about half an hour after sunset all this week, Mars appears between the two brightest planets in the night sky, Jupiter and Venus...

...but on January 20th, Mars will be a mere one-fifth of a degree to the lower left of Jupiter.

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