I have noticed that it does indeed. Polaris is definitely lower on the horizon inthan it is in Northern Washington. By the time one reaches the north pole, the pole star should be directly overhead--day or night.
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).
That's the north pole, where Polaris is at your zenith.
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.
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 (Polaris) is approximately at the altitude equal to the latitude of your position 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.
If you are at the North Pole, you'll see the star Polaris near the zenit (altitude almost 90 degrees).
The altitude of polaris for an observer is always the same as your latitude so it would be 64oN
If the man is standing on 400 North, then he can see the polaris exactly at an angle of 400 in the north direction.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
If the observed altitude of Polaris is 34Â° above the northern horizon, and atmospheric refraction is negligible, then the observer's latitude is within about 1/3 degree of 34Â° North.
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.
Polaris will be pretty close to overhead or in celestial nave lingo the observed Alt should be 90 degrees
Polaris makes a little circle of about 1/3Â° 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 41Â° north of the equator, then he'll see Polaris at roughly 41Â° above his northern horizon.
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.
Pittsburgh is about 40° north.
37 degrees north latitude
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.
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.