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Polynesian Astronomy

Title Samoan Word Hawaiian Word Tahitian Word Maori Word Anuta Word Tongan Word cat Constelation Right Ascention Declination
Aldebaran Kapuahi Star Taurus 04h 35m 55.23907s +16° 30′ 33.4885″
Gamma Pegasi Pi'ilani 00h 13m 14.15123s +15° 11′ 00.9368″
Alpha Centauri Kamailemua Star System Centaurus 14h 39m 35.06311s –60° 50′ 15.0992″
Alpha Andromedae Manōkalanipō Star Andromeda 00h 08m 23.25988s '+29° 05′ 25.5520″
Altair Humu Star Aquila 19h 50m 46.99855s '+08° 52′ 05.9563″
Antares Lehuakona Anā mua Rehua Na kau Star Scorpius 16h 29m 24.45970s −26° 25′ 55.2094″
Arcturus Hōkūle'a Anā Tahu'a Ta'ata Metua te tupu mavae Toki Star Bootes 14h 15m 39.7s +19° 10′ 56″
Aries Ka'avei Constellation Aries 03h 29m 42.4003s 10.3632069°
Auriga Constellation Auriga 04h 37m 54.4293s 56.1648331°
Beta Centauri Kamailehope Star System Centaurus 14h 03m 49.40535s –60° 22′ 22.9266″
Betelguese Kauluakoko Star 05h 55m 10.30536s +07° 24′ 25.4304″
Capella Hōkūlei Star 05h 16m 41.35871s +45° 59′ 52.7693″
Comet Le pusa loa Small Solar System body
Corvus Me'e Constellation Corvus 12h −20°
Crux (Southern Cross) Sumu Hānaiakamalama Tau hā Te Punga Te raku tapu, Te Kupenga Toloa Constellation Southern Cross 12.5h −60°
Deneb Pira'etea Star Cygnus 20h 41m 25.9s +45° 16′ 49″
Fomalhaut Kūkaniloko Star Piscis Austrinus 22h 57m 39.0465s −29° 37′ 20.050″
Gamma Crucis Kaulia Star Crux 12h 31m 09.95961s −57° 06′ 47.5684″
Jupiter Tupualengase Ta'urua nui Planet
Lunar Eclipse Ua Gase toto le masina
Magellan clouds Ao tea Galaxy
Markab Keawe
Mars Matamemea Hōkū'ula Maunu 'ura Planet
Milkyway Le ao lēlē Vai ora a Tane Galaxy
Moon Masina Māhina Marama Astronomical Object
Orion Te Kakau Constellation Orion 5h +5°
Orions belt Amoga Balance pole Ta'urua o Mere ma tū tahi Tautoru Ara tolu Asterism Orion 05h 36m 12.8s −01° 12′ 06.9″
Pleiades Li'i Makali'i Matariki Matariki Star Cluster Taurus 3h 47m 24s +24° 07′ 00″
Polaris Hōkūpa'a Anā ni'a Star Ursa Minor 02h 31m 49.09s +89° 15′ 50.8″
Rigel Puanakau Puanga Star Orion 05h 14m 32.27210s −08° 12′ 05.8981″
Saturn Fetū tea Planet
Beta Pegasi Kākuhihewa Star Pegasus 23h 03m 46.45746s +28° 04′ 58.0336″
Scorpius Le Toloa Ka makau nui o Māui Taro Constellation Scorpius 16.8875h −30.7367°
Shooting Star Le Fetū Afi Tino a manu, Birds body Meteoroid
Sirius Telegese A'ā Te Kokota Star System Canis Major 06h 45m 08.91728s −16° 42′ 58.02″
Solar Eclipse Na Gase eleele le la
Spica Hikianalia Star Virgo
Star Fetū Hōkū Whetū
Star Le Tu'ingā lama
Star Tauluatuafanua
Star Taulua'alofi
Ursa Major Le Anava Nā Hiku , Constellation Ursa Major 10.67h +55.38°
Vega Keoe Whanui Star Lyra 18h 36m 56.33635s +38° 47′ 01.2802″
Venus Tapuitea Taurua Planet
Sun Star