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 Is the Big Dipper an asterism?

Answer The Big Dipper is an asterism. An asterism is a collection of stars that forms a pattern. Asterisms represent a component of a constellation. For example, the Big Dipper is an asterism of Ursa Majo... Read More »
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Why is the Big Dipper called the Big Dipper?

The Big Dipper, a cluster of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major, is one of the most recognized star groups. Ursa Major is "circumpolar," that is, it never sets below the horizon and is vis... Read More »
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When can the Big Dipper be seen?

The Big Dipper, part of the Ursa Major constellation (The Great Bear), is at its highest position in the sky and can be best seen in late May/early June. It's one of the most recognizable groups of... Read More »
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How did the Big Dipper get its name?

The Big Dipper consists of seven stars visible throughout the year in most of the northern hemisphere. No one person or organization gave it its name. The moniker comes from the commonly held notio... Read More »
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How to Find the Big Dipper?

Once you know how, it's easy to spot the Big Dipper in the norther hemisphere's summer sky. To really impress other stargazers, name all seven stars that make up the Big Dipper constellation.
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