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Answered 2009-01-30 05:31:25

I have noticed that it does indeed. Polaris is definitely lower on the horizon in Southern California than it is in Northern Washington. By the time one reaches the north pole, the pole star should be directly overhead--day or night.

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How many degrees above the horizon is the altitude of polaris at the north pole?

That depends on the latitude from which you are observing Polaris.At the Equator (0 latitude) Polaris will be tangential to the northern horizon (0 degrees of altitude)At 52 degrees north the altitude of Polaris will be 52 degreesTherefore At the North Pole (90 latitude) Polaris will be overhead (90 degrees of altitude).


At what location is the highest altitude of Polaris?

That's the north pole, where Polaris is at your zenith.


What is the relationship between the altitude of polaris and latitude?

It is a constant relationship, because if the altitude of Polaris is 40, the latitude would be 40 degrees north, as for any other altitude.


The altitude of Polaris is 32 degrees what is the latitude?

Polaris, the "north pole star", is with 1/2 degree of the north celestial pole. So if you measure the altitude of Polaris with a sextant, you can read your latitude directly. So if the altitude is 32 degrees, your latitude is 32 degrees.



The North Star is at an altitude approximately equal to?

The North Star (Polaris) is approximately at the altitude equal to the latitude of your position on Earth.


If you measure polaris at an altitude of 60 degrees where are you on earth?

If Polaris appears 60° above the northern horizon, then you are pretty near 60° north latitude. If you're on the equator ... 0° north latitude ... then Polaris is on the horizon ... 0° altitude. If you're at the north pole ... 90° north latitude ... then Polaris is over your head ... 90° altitude. The altitude above the northern horizon at which Polaris appears is nearly identical to your north latitude. ================================================= The difference (error) between Polaris and the real North Celestial Pole is about 0.7 degree. Not good enough for precise navigation or surveying, but just fine for directions when you're hiking.


What location will the highest altitude of the star Polaris be observed?

If you are at the North Pole, you'll see the star Polaris near the zenit (altitude almost 90 degrees).


What would be the altitude of Polaris the North star for an observer located at 64oN latitude?

The altitude of polaris for an observer is always the same as your latitude so it would be 64oN


If a person were at latitude 40 degrees north what is the altitude of polaris in degrees?

If the man is standing on 400 North, then he can see the polaris exactly at an angle of 400 in the north direction.


What is the altitude of polaris seen from the earths equator?

The altitude of Polaris at the Equator is 0 degree, because the Latitude of the Equator is 0 degree. That means that, at the Equator, Polaris is on the horizon (due North of course). Now, if you are at the North Pole, Polaris will be directly above your head because the Latitude of the Pole is 90 degrees, hence the altitude of Polaris above the horizon is 90 degrees. Same thing anywhere in the northern hemisphere; for instance if you are in a location the Latitude of which is 55 degrees, you will see Polaris at an altitude of 55 degrees above the horizon.


Does the altitude of polaris change?

Yes. Two thousand years ago, the current Polaris was not the North Star. By the end of the 21st Century it will not be above the North Pole.


If a person were at latitude 58degrees north what is the altitude of polaris in degrees?

If you are standing at latitude 58 degrees north, then the North Celestial Pole is 58 degrees above your northern horizon. Polaris describes a small circle around the North Celestial Pole, about 0.69 degrees away from it. So Polaris' altitude varies between 57.31 and 58.69 degrees.


Which location will the highest altitude of the star Polaris be observed?

Polaris is situated near the north celestial pole, that is, the point in the sky toward whichthe earth's north pole points. It follows that Polaris' observed elevation above the northernhorizon is about equal to the observer's north latitude (latitude north of the equator).The highest possible altitude for any sky object is 90 degrees ... the point directly overhead, orthe "zenith". Since Polaris' altitude is roughly equal to the observer's north latitude, it appearsoverhead when the observer's latitude is 90 degrees north, i.e., at the north pole.


How do you find the angle of the altitude of Polaris?

The angle of the altitude of Polaris is equal to the observer's latitude. However, this is only true if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. For example, at the North Pole it is directly overhead and at the equator it is on the horizon and at 45 degrees North it is 45 degrees above you.



What is the latitude of an observer if altitude of polaris is 34 degrees?

If the observed altitude of Polaris is 34° above the northern horizon, and atmospheric refraction is negligible, then the observer's latitude is within about 1/3 degree of 34° North.


What is the latitude of an observer if the altitude of polaris is 43 degrees?

If the altitude of Polaris is 43 degrees above the northern horizon, then the observer is located somewhere within roughly 1/2 degree of 43 degrees north latitude.


What is the altitude of Polaris seen from earths north pole?

Polaris will be pretty close to overhead or in celestial nave lingo the observed Alt should be 90 degrees


What is the altitude of Polaris as seen from New York City if the terrestrial coordinates are 41 degrees north 74 degrees west?

Polaris makes a little circle of about 1/3° radius around the celestial north pole every day. But we don't notice that, and it appears to mark the pole itself. So the altitude of Polaris is essentially equal to the observer's north latitude. If he's standing 41° north of the equator, then he'll see Polaris at roughly 41° above his northern horizon.


How do you find the altitude of Polaris with a east longitude of 149 degrees and a south latitude of 35 degrees?

The altitude of Polaris is roughly equal to your north latitude. Your longitude has no effect on it.At 35 degrees south latitude, the altituide of Polaris is negative 35 degrees. In other words,it's 35 degrees below the point on the horizon due north of you, and you can't see it.




The Altitude of the North Celestial Pole?

The "altitude", or elevation angle above the horizon, is approximately equal to your latitude in the northern hemisphere. It isn't PRECISELY equal, since Polaris isn't precisely above the north pole.


What will the altitude of Polaris do as an observer moves eastward 23 degrees north latitude?

If Polaris were directly at the celestial North Pole, movement directly eastward or westward would have no impact on its altitude whatsoever. Because it's not, calculating the precise impact becomes tricky (it could move either up or down depending on what its exact measured altitude was), but will be minimal because it's quite close to the celestial North Pole.


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