Nocturne of the Winged-Stars
this unusual, natural event took place every 300 years on the planet Caluula. Scientists from across the galaxy gathered on Caluula to investigate its origins and triggers. During the height of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, Caluula was expected to experience another Nocturne, shortly after the Battle of Ebaq. During the Nocturne, thousands upon thousands of winged-stars emerged from their chitinous shells and began their mating dance. Unlike other species which were similar in physiology, such as the drone-flitter, the winged-star had just a single day to attract a mate, then successfully fertilize and lay their eggs. What made the winged-star even more unusual was that its eggs took the next 299 years to incubate and hatch. Thus, it lived its entire life in one brief day. It was this day that drew scientists from across the galaxy to witness the Nocturne.