Lying on stacked cushions on the roof of a lodge in Jordanâ€™s Dana Biosphere Reserve, I watch a beam of green light shoot into the sky as our guide circles a constellation with the most powerful laser pointer Iâ€™ve ever seen. â€œThat orange star, thatâ€™s the womanizer,â€ Ali says. â€œHeâ€™s always chasing the seven sisters.â€
This is the Arab legend of the triangle in the east, Ali tells us: the seven sisters, the womanizer, and the bodyguard, forever chasing each other across the night sky.
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