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Stargazing: Spot Ursa Major - or The Plough - the right was up this month



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MARCH is a great time to spot Ursa Major (sometimes also called The Plough or The Saucepan) the ‘right way up’ if you look high in the southern sky.

It’s a constellation that is visible from the UK throughout the whole year, although it changes its orientation gradually month by month.

The middle star in the handle part of the saucepan is actually two stars very close to each other and these used to be a test of how good your eyesight was; if you can see two stars rather than one blob of light your eyesight is very good.



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