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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They are the Great Bear (Ursa Major) which includes the Big Dipper, the Little Bear (Ursa Minor), also known as the Little Dipper, Draco the Dragon, Cepheus the King and Cassiopeia the Queen.
3,900 years ago), the Earth's axis pointed closer to Kochab in the Little Dipper.
All infants who are enrolled on Little Dippers courses are taught without the use of flotation aids such as armbands.
The Little Dipper forms almost the entire constellation of the Little Bear.
Constellations like Draco, the dragon, wrap around the Little Dipper and bend back around.
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.
org/space/ursid-meteor-shower-active-around-winter-solstice) Earth Sky notes the meteor shower originates from constellation Ursa Minor/ Little Dipper and the event was first observed around the start of the 20th century.
Originally published in 2001, by Chouette Publishing, as Caillou: A Visit to the Doctor with illustrations by Tipeo in the Little Dipper series (Our Choice 2002.
It will return as summer segues into fall, but for now we're stuck with the Big Dipper and Little Dipper shining high - and a few thousand other stars.
Much of the Little Dipper is quite faint, but the two stars at the end of its bowl aren't much dimmer than Polaris.