Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tonight's Sky for December 31: Ring in the New Year With Sirius

Tonight marks the last day of the year and a rare event wherein just about everyone stays up until midnight. While a big ball dropping in New York City is a widely-watched way to ring in the new year, thanks to pure chance, there's a celestial sight that works well in doing the same job. 

After the ball drops, go out and spot Sirius. Doing this is easy as Sirius is an unmistakable blue color, the brightest star in the sky, and is just about due South about half way up in the sky at midnight.


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