Pleiades

Posted: Nov 11, 2010

Rising in the fall, the Pleiades is a beautiful open star cluster clearly visibly with the naked eye. The ancient Hawaiians referred to the Pleiades as the Makalii or “little eyes.” Sometimes referred to as the Bailer, the rise of the Pleiades has been connected to the start of the Makahiki Festival, and various other Hawaiian customs and stories.


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