Big Dipper

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Big Dipper

Sylvia
Renaissance
Joined: 30 Aug 2010, 10:40

20 Nov 2011, 17:11 #1

It was very cold last night. I looked up at the sky and saw the Big Dipper very clearly. When the sky is clear enough for all the seven stars to be as brightly visible as they were then, you know it's going to be a very cold night. :ph43r:

Did you know? The Big Dipper “is an asterism of seven stars that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. The component stars are the seven brightest of the formal constellation Ursa Major.” Wikipedia.
Sylvia A. Anderson
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George Law
Nirvana
Joined: 03 Jan 2007, 13:52

21 Nov 2011, 20:30 #2

 
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Sylvia
Renaissance
Joined: 30 Aug 2010, 10:40

23 May 2012, 11:11 #3

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Olinguito
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Joined: 21 Apr 2014, 12:08

23 Jul 2017, 18:40 #4

Did you know? Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, while Altair is the brightest star in the constellation Aquila. (For the Big Dipper, it is Alioth.)
Bassaricyon neblina
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