‘Tiny Little Big Dipper’

star diagram for wcco website for oct 27th Tiny Little Big Dipper

(credit: CBS)

Check out the Pleiades star cluster in the eastern evening skies this weekend. By 9 p.m. it’s up in low eastern sky.

It’s looks like a tiny little Big Dipper. It’s a group of young stars about 100 million years old about 410 light years away.

Many middle age European cultures saw the Pleiades as a place recently departed souls rested on their way to heaven. On Halloween every year, it was believed they made the rest of the journey to Heaven.

More from Mike Lynch
Comments

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Grammys
Ski Report

Listen Live