The Pleiades is a cluster of young stars. Six or seven stars are visible to the naked eye, although binoculars reveal that there are dozens. The Pleiades is known to Māori as Matariki. For Māori and other Pacific peoples, the arrival of Matariki in the morning sky in mid-winter marks a new year.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Mark Cannell
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