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Pole

A unit of area equivalent to 1/320th of one square mile.
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The angle of the Pole Star above the horizon is the same as your latitude (part of your position on the Earth).
Vismt-Purina 2,9,1) tell that God appears in the sky in the shape of a starry crocodile, with the Pole Star in its tail (cf.
Absolute synchronism of the changes in the histogram shapes is observed in experiments with collimators directed at the Pole Star and at the Sun in Puschino (latitude 54[degrees] North) (no.
We can use the Plough to find the Pole Star by using the pointer stars.
It arrives g that looks straight at the Pole Star through a long slot.
The reasonable thing to do was to create landmarks, so Eudoxus drew imaginary lines diverging out from the pole star, and other imaginary lines meeting the first set at right angles.
Even a star as familiar as Polaris -- the Pole Star -- can produce surprises.
Encompassed within Great and Little Bear are star formations popularly known as the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper; the latter contains the North Star, which is also known as the Pole Star, Polaris.
Even the more American name of Big Dipper is becoming outdated and so people expect the Pole Star to be exceptionally bright, but its significance lies in it being useful rather than brilliant.