‘Tiny Little Big Dipper’
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.