Definition of Little Dipper in English:

Little Dipper

proper noun

Astronomy
  • The seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Minor.

    • ‘The Little Dipper is not a constellation itself, but an asterism, which is a distinctive group of stars.’
    • ‘Two of the most famous asterisms in astronomy, the Big and Little Dippers hover above the pine trees at Carranza Field in the New Jersey Wharton State Forest.’
    • ‘The Little Dipper reaches its highest point in June and is best seen at 9: 00 p.m.’
    • ‘As mentioned above, the side of the Big Dipper's bowl points to Polaris in the Little Dipper.’
    • ‘What most people don't know, however, is that the Big and Little Dippers are not even constellations.’
    • ‘They will create a small glow-in-the-dark poster of the Big and Little Dippers or a constellation of their choice.’
    • ‘You can determine the magnitude limit of your sky with some help from stars in the Little Dipper.’
    • ‘Both the Big and Little Dippers are inextricably linked in mythology.’
    • ‘The Big and Little Dippers are two groups of stars that are shaped like dippers, or cups with long handles.’
    • ‘The Big and Little Dippers are part of the Big and Little Bears (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor).’