"Ring in the New Year the Cosmic Way!  With the New Year's Eve Star and Two Wonderful Planets!"

Scheduled air date: 2000 Dec 25-31

At local midnight, New Year's morning — regardless of your location on Earth — the brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, reaches its highest point in the sky.
(Shown at midnight, morning of January 1st, 2001 for mid-Northern latitudes.)

Don't forget the Partial Solar Eclipse on Christmas morning!  Click here for details.

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

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

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