Pole star

1. Oct 5, 2004

lakshmi

how to locate pole star

2. Oct 6, 2004

chroot

Staff Emeritus
If you're in the northern hemisphere, look due north. The pole star (Polaris) will be as many degrees above the northern horizon as you are north of the equator. In other words, if you're at 30 degrees north latitude, Polaris will appear 30 degrees above your northern horizon.

- Warren

3. Oct 6, 2004

mathman

The easiest way is is to look for Constellations. The pole star is the tail end of the little dipper. Also the two end stars of the cup of the big dipper are in line with the pole star.