|The Night Sky|
Information about what’s happening and what you can see in the night sky. Star charts reproduce the New Zealand evening night sky from latitude 40 degrees south.Charts for the morning night sky can be found on the Taatai Arorangi page and this month's specific charts are linked below. All dates and times given are New Zealand Standard Time and, when applicable, adjusted for Daylight Saving. Rise and set times of the Sun, Moon and planets are for Wellington and may vary throughout the country by several minutes.
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MATARIKI & THE MAORI NEW YEAR
The Pleiades is a cluster of
about 400 stars located 380 light-years away.
(Photo by John Drummond)