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One way to find Polaris, the North Star, is to look for the "Big Dipper" and then look at the two stars forming the edge of the "bowl" on the dipper opposite the handle (these are Merak and Dubhe). Look straight along the line formed by the two stars "up" from the dipper about twice the distance that separates the two stars and you should see it. It will generally be in a northern part of the sky. The North Star is also the only one that doesn't move through the night. All other stars will appear to rotate around it.

Another way is to locate the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) and Polaris will be the star at the end of the handle.

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How do people find their way by the north star?

Easy. The north star does not move and is always due north from whereever you are. The trick is to work out which star is the North Star. First find the Big Dipper (or Plough as it called in the UK). Two of its stars point to the North Star.

What was The North Star About?

the north star is what the 3 wise men used to find jesus

Which star can be used to help find north?

The North Star, a.k.a. Polaris, is often used for this purpose.

Latitude and longitude of the north star?

there is no latitude or longitude of north star it just have altitudeand if u are in NH u can find your latitude if know what is altitude of north Star

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What constellations can you find by using the north star?

the little Dipper and the big Dipper right below the north star.

Why the north star is always in the north?

Surprisingly, no. This is the star the wise men saw when they were walking to find baby Jesus in the manger. Then, it was north. However, it is not always in the north.

What is the usage of north star or polaris?

The usage of the north star, or Polaris, is to find which way you are facing. If you are facing in the direction of it, you are facing north. If you are facing the opposite direction of the north star, you are facing south. If you are facing left of the north star, you are facing east. If you are facing right of the north star, you are facing west.

What is a star above the north pole that helps find constellation?

The northern star

How do you find the North Star?

You can use the Big Dipper to find Polaris, which is also known as the North Star. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper points to Polaris. And notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper.

Where can you find the Big Dipper?

If you can find the North Star (Polaris), the Big Dipper (Ursa major) will rotate close by. 1- Find north on a cloudless evening 2- Find the Little Dipper (Ursa minor), the North Star is the last star in its handle. 3- The Big Dipper looks as though it is emptying into the Little Dipper.

What does northern star mean?

The North Star is a star over the North Pole that historically has been used for navigation. In Christianity, it is the star that people followed to find the newborn savior, Baby Jesus.

How do you find directions without a compass?

Find the north star and that's north,then turn 180 degrees and there's south

What helped explorers find their way?

By using the north star

What is special about the North star?

It helps ships find their way

Pole star how do you find diections?

It directs you to the north way.

How do you find north using the night sky?

Ah, the classic form of navigation. North can be found by locating the North Star. Look around, and it is the brightest star you can see. That, obviously points north.

What constellation would you find the star poliars?

Polaris, aka the pole star or the north star, is in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

What star is the north star?

Polaris is the North Star

What was the north star?

The star "Polaris" is the North Star.

What star that is currently closet to the North Celestial Pole?

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How do you navigate with stars?

find the big dipper. its bottom of the cup will point to the north star. look straight up. draw an imaginary line in the sky from where your looking at to the north star. that is north.

What were Amerigo Vespucci's goals when he was going to America?

To find the north star

Can the North Star be seen from earth?

Yes.Locate the North Star (Polaris) in the night sky. The North Star is the last star in the handle of the Little Dipper constellation. If you have trouble finding it, find the Big Dipper. The two lowest stars in the Big Dipper (the outermost stars of the cup of the dipper) form a straight line that "points" to the North Star. You may also find the constellation Cassiopeia, which is always opposite the Big Dipper. The North Star is located about midway between the central star of Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper (see figure).

Which star would slaves most likely have followed to find their way to freedom?

they would follow the north star.