Polaris--(α Ursae Minoris, α UMi, commonly the North Star or Pole Star) is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star. The revised Hipparcos parallax gives a distance to Polaris of about 433 light-years (133 parsecs) while calculations by other methods derive distances around 30% closer.

Polaris--(α Ursae Minoris, α UMi, commonly the North Star or Pole Star) is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor. It is very close to the north celestial pole, making it the current northern pole star. The revised Hipparcos parallax gives a distance to Polaris of about 433 light-years (133 parsecs) while calculations by other methods derive distances around 30% closer.

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'Etoile Polaire', (Pole Star) from the Moon and the Stars series, Alphonse Mucha, 1902

'Etoile Polaire', (Pole Star) from the Moon and the Stars series, Alphonse Mucha, 1902

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Alfonse Mucha, Pole Star, from The Moon And The Stars
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Thuban was the Pole Star some 5,000 years ago, when the Egyptians were building the pyramids.

Thuban was the Pole Star some 5,000 years ago, when the Egyptians were building the pyramids.

Pole Star, by Alphonse Mucha. I like the arcs of light in this composition.
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Earth  for spirits,  the sky, in its search for stellar pole,  After you find the soul towards its pole star,  forever is ascendant.

Earth for spirits, the sky, in its search for stellar pole, After you find the soul towards its pole star, forever is ascendant.

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North Star Necklace, Rose Gold, Rose Gold Necklace, Dainty Necklace, Christmas Gifts, Christmas, Gift, Gift For Women, Star Necklace, Dainty

North Star Necklace, Rose Gold, Rose Gold Necklace, Dainty Necklace, Christmas Gifts, Christmas, Gift, Gift For Women, Star Necklace, Dainty

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Precession Sky Chart: The 26,000-year precession cycle causes the north celestial pole to move counter-clockwise relative to the backdrop stars. Whichever star is closest to the north celestial pole is the Pole Star.

Precession Sky Chart: The 26,000-year precession cycle causes the north celestial pole to move counter-clockwise relative to the backdrop stars. Whichever star is closest to the north celestial pole is the Pole Star.

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#Crochet #DROPSDesign rug with stripes and zig-zag pattern in "Eskimo". Pattern available for free online

#Crochet #DROPSDesign rug with stripes and zig-zag pattern in "Eskimo". Pattern available for free online

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This is an original, not reproduction, vintage miniature map featuring a North Pole view of the world in a star with an eagle above. The print is smaller than the image, measuring approximately 3 by 4 inches.

This is an original, not reproduction, vintage miniature map featuring a North Pole view of the world in a star with an eagle above. The print is smaller than the image, measuring approximately 3 by 4 inches.

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