Whether you call it a Circle or a Hexagon, it’s a big circular pattern of stars in the night sky. Its stars are some of the brightest up there.
On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.
The Big Dipper is easy. And, once you find it, you can find the Little Dipper, too.
From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. From the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross points the way south.
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