Tuesday, 20 October 2015

marariki

Matariki is a group of stars that stay together all the time at night. Matariki stars come out at the end of  May or beginning of June. When the next new moon appears in the evening sky, that  is a sign of the traditional Māori new year.At this time of year you can see it in the early morning sky before dawn.Matariki is a thing to do with planting and harvesting the stars are used for all the seas around New Zealand the seven sisters are the seven stars.  Have you ever looked at the night sky and gazed at the stars you might have seen a group of have seven stars called.The Matariki has a real name called the  seven sisters the seven sisters are a group of stars that stay in the sky to get ready for the night.The old stories tell us when the stars shine brightly and tell old stories. It is a time to share stories, for learning about land and how to look after it. Have you ever looked up at the stars in the night sky you  might have seen a group of seven stars called Matariki. The mori cluster is only seen in New Zealand at a certain time in winter. Really there are hundreds of stars in the  group,  although most are only visible using telescope.  By Regan,Jackson,Caris and Georgia.

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