Sunday, 10 June 2007

Matariki

The Maori constellation Matariki (the Pleiades) is visible in the morning now and marks the beginning of the Maori New Year. On June 13th, you will be able to see Matariki with the Moon (clouds permitting).

For northern Maori, this was the time of the year to plant trees and prepare the land for new crops: http://www.matariki.net.nz/ What do you think Southern Maori did?

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