Photo: Martin Heigan, M45 Pleiades = a conspicuous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus that includes six stars in the form of a very small dipper Also see: Headlinespleiades-star-cluster-enjoys-worldwide-renown Photos Hawai’iPu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument

Celebrating Matariki (2016)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2016 the Matariki star cluster rose in New Zealand skies on Thursday, …