The legend of Matariki and the six sisters. There are many legends about the star cluster Matariki. One of the most popular is that the star Matariki is the whaea (mother), surrounded by her six daughters, Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waipunarangi, Waitī and Waitā, and Ururangi.
This is the Matariki star cluster. Matariki can also be seen during the summer months in this location of the sky after sunset. Watch a video on how to find Matariki. 4. Matariki is one of the star clusters nearest to Earth. Compared with other star clusters, Matariki is close to Earth – but it’s still light years away.
Yes, Matariki is a public holiday in New Zealand. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently revealed the date for New Zealand’s first ever Matariki public holiday would be held on 24 June The date for the Matariki public holiday will change each year, as the dates for Matariki rising ted Reading Time: 7 mins.
· Matariki is an abbreviation of ‘Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea’ (‘The Eyes of the God Tāwhirimātea’) and refers to a large cluster of stars, also known as the Pleiades. The predawn rising of Matariki in the mid-winter sky marks the changing of the seasons and .
· Matariki is a time to plant new trees and crops. Star-gazing. Matariki is a set of nine stars that appears in New Zealand’s sky in the shortest days of the year marking the beginning of traditional Māori New Year celebration, which takes place in June or .
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