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How do you find the North Star?

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2014-06-04 14:05:25
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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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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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It directs you to the north way.

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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.

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

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Polaris is the North Star

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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.

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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).

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its otherwise known as the 'North Star' as it more or less hangs in the same spot regardless of the time of day. You can use it to find north.

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The North Star is a star that where ever you are, when you look at it, that is north. It helped explorers to know which way is north;)


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