Pronounced Pron. Dipppp er [key]
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Meaning & History
The Dipper mansion (斗) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the northern mansions of the Black Tortoise. It corresponds to SAGITTARIUS and is shaped like the Big Dipper, also refers temple in the sky or the snake-shaped basalt. The Big Dipper is an asterism of seven stars that has been recognized as a distinct grouping in many cultures from time immemorial. The component stars are the seven brightest of the formal constellation URSA Major. The North Star (POLARIS), the current northern pole star on Earth, can be located by imagining a line from Merak (β) to Dubhe (α) and then extending it. Polaris is part of the "Little Dipper", Ursa Minor.