What are Polaris?

  • (noun): The brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it.
    Synonyms: North Star, pole star, polar star, polestar

Polaris

Polaris (α UMi, α Ursae Minoris, Alpha Ursae Minoris, commonly North Star, Northern Star or Pole Star, also Lodestar, sometimes Guiding 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.

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Polaris, Montana
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