Friday, November 9, 2018

North Star Questions Answered

From: William L.
Sent: November 9, 2018
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Subject: Fw: North Star Questions Answered

How do you find the North Star?
Directions To Find the North Star
Locate the Big Dipper in the northern sky. ...
As shown in the diagram, locate the two stars that form the outer edge of the Big Dipper.
Draw an imaginary line straight through the two stars of the dipper edge and toward the Little Dipper.
How to Find the North Star -

Why is the North Star so important?
If you followed this axis out into space from the northern hemisphere on Earth, it would point toward a particular star in the sky. We call that star the "North Star" since it sits in the direction that the spin axis from the northern hemisphere of Earth points. At present, the star known as Polaris is the North Star.
Why is Polaris the North Star? - StarChild - NASA

Does the North Star move?
The North Star, also known as Polaris, is known to stay fixed in our sky. It marks the location of the sky's north pole, the point around which the whole sky turns. That's why you can always use Polaris to find the direction north. But the North Star does move.
Does the North Star ever move? | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Is the north star Venus?
Originally, the terms "morning star" and "evening star" applied only to the brightest planet of all, Venus. Far more dazzling than any of the actual stars in the sky, Venus does not appear to twinkle, but instead glows with a steady, silvery light.
What Is a 'Morning Star,' and What Is an 'Evening Star'? -

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