The 7 Moon Stations of the "South" or "Red Bird"
Moon Stations are connected by red lines. Key stars are circled in yellow.
|Chinese Character||Meaning||Key Star||Japanese Name|
sometimes Theta Cnc
|26||Stretched Net||Nu Hya||ChirikoBoshi|
perhaps strings of Koto
Simulation using The Sky showing Summer Solstice around 500 B.C. Note that the sun is indeed "moving" within the moon stations of the Red Bird of Summer, and the handle of the big dipper ("North Seven Stars") seen at sunset is pointed upward or South.