Friday, 30 June 2017


Matariki mean’s it’s a maori new year and it’s also known as the 7 sisters.The reappearance of the 7 start in may or early june. It’s a star {cluster group of stars } not a constellation.

Matariki is one of star clusters nearest to earth. matariki means maori new year . In maori they are also called the 7 sisters. matariki was used by the crews of voyaging waka to guide them across the pacific.

However, not all iwi iwi tribes celebrate at the same time. Some may begin festivities on the first full moon after the star cluster rises, or on the next new moon.A cluster is a group of stars that are near each other in space. When seen from Earth, the stars in a constellation appear to be close together in a pattern, but they might actually be far from each other.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Francesca,

    Well done for researching and sharing this information about Matariki! Next time, remember to write the information in your own words.