Little Dipper


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Little Dipper,

familiar configuration of stars in the constellation Ursa Minor (see Ursa Major and Ursa MinorUrsa Major and Ursa Minor
[Lat.,=the great bear; the little bear], two conspicuous northern constellations. Known to many peoples from ancient times, these constellations have had various names; the configuration of the
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Little Dipper

[′lid·əl ′dip·ər]
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Encourage students to describe how the stars make the Little Dipper pattern.
(3,900 years ago), the Earth's axis pointed closer to Kochab in the Little Dipper. Now called a Guardian of the North Star, Kochab truly did protect this celestial position.
All infants who are enrolled on Little Dippers courses are taught without the use of flotation aids such as armbands.
Other new items include the Saturn Tea Kettle, the Little Dipper butter warmer and a set of fondue forks.
This star, also called Polaris, is the end of the "handle" of the Little Dipper.
The Little Dipper forms almost the entire constellation of the Little Bear.
I found the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper." Then, as the crickets chirped and the city traffic died down, Vanessa and her dad snuggled into their cozy sleeping bags and slept all night in the tent.
Many people have remarked that the Pleiades resemble a little dipper albeit with a stubby handle.
Polaris is located at the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper, which is upside-down.
Many people think it is the Little Dipper. Actually, it is the Seven Sisters star cluster, best known as the Pleiades (PLEE-uh-deez).
"At night, the sky full of star pictures - the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, the Hunter, and the Crown.
San Anselmo's biscotti is available in two lengths; the Little Dipper (3") and The Big Dipper (5") and is packaged both bulk and retail.