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AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT RING IN 2021 WITH SIRIUS

31 Dec 2020, 19:50 UTC
AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT RING IN 2021 WITH SIRIUS
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Hey Space Placers!Sirius and Canis Major Greg RedfernRing in the New Year of 2021 with the brightest star in the night time sky - beautiful Sirius.Visible in the sky from just about anywhere on the planet at local midnight tonight, it will be at its highest as the New Year rings in.Sirius is the heart of the Big Dog - Canis Major - that accompanies Orion the Hunter in the sky. It is in a glorious part of the winter sky that includes Orion and the Milky Way. The sheer beauty of this section of our Galaxy becomes apparent in deep exposures of this area.Sirius (bottom), Orion (upper right) and the Winter Milky WayGreg RedfernNo matter where you are on the planet, you can see Sirius. It is bright enough to show through the worst light pollution. Clouds have to be thick to obscure it as it will be visible through thin clouds and gaps in thick clouds.SO as we say good riddance to 2020 and hope for a far better 2021, make Sirius part of your New Year celebration. You may find that you so enjoyed doing such that you will look to the night skies far more often ...

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