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Check out the Big and Little Dippers

Brotoiu Radu in Breaza, Prahova, Romania, captured the Big and Little Dippers – also known as Ursa Major and Minor – on March 10, 2018. Canon 5D MKI, Canon 28mm, F2.8, ISO 3200, 16 sec.
Gary Peltz of Seattle also captured the Big Dipper, in a dark sky. Can you pick it out? Hint: The 2 outermost stars in the Dipper’s bowl are nearly at the top of the photo. This is approximately the configuration in which you’ll see the Big Dipper on a March evening. Photo taken March 10, 2018, at Deception Pass, Washington. “Our first campout of the season on a beautiful spring-like weekend in western Washington!” Gary wrote.

Read more: Use Big Dipper to find North Star

Read more: Use Big Dipper to find Little Dipper

Read more: Use Big Dipper to locate Hunting Dogs

Bottom line: Photos of the Big and Little Dippers, March 2018.

March 13, 2018
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