Ursa Major, or Great Bear, the constellation in the northern skies that contains the Big Dipper, a name suggested by the shape of the figure formed by its seven brightest stars. In mid-northern latitudes Ursa Major remains above the horizon day and night the year round. It can therefore be seen on any clear night.
Do the two meet for one final, fantastic explosion? Or maybe the sun just gets a bit of wind? Or maybe nothing of consequence happens at all? Only one way to find out.
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