Just for fun …. You know this painting? It’s Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night over the Rhone, painted in September 1888 at Arles, France.
Have you ever noticed the Big Dipper in van Gogh’s night sky? Look for it in the painting, and look for it in your night sky: Everything you need to know: Big and Little Dippers
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