Lucy likes your imagination at least.
Where’s the Medium Dipper?
Also known as Ursa Major and Minor (the Big and Little Bears), the Hay Wains, and the Drinking Gourds.
You are a bit dippy yourself, Lucy!
In Icelandic, the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper are called the Big Bear and the Little Bear. I think “dipper” is a more descirptive name, since they don’t look at all like bears.
I always thought they were named funny, too. Random dots.
All constellations exist only in our human imaginations… some folks names just stuck more than others.
Actually, that one was Cassiopia….
Shut up Lucy! a you’re not as smart as you think you are! LOL
The dippers are called astorisms, a recognizable pattern that’s part of a constellation. In summer, Scorpio and Sagittarius show asterisms of a stinger and a teapot.
“Dippers” used to be more commonly known when many of us used to share them to drink water. I believe they still exist, although more often we use “ladles” to dip liquids that we don’t drink from.
Time to find her an astronomy book so she’ll see you’re telling the truth.
Lucy is not the brightest star in the sky, lyrics notwithstanding.