"Celebrate 2003 with the New Year's Eve Star and the Two Largest Planets at Their Best"

Scheduled air date: 2002 Dec 23-29

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.  It is joined this year by the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn.
(Shown at midnight, morning of January 1st, 2003 for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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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