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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).
It is worshipped with a prayer at dusk, addressed to the Pole Star, dhruva.
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.
If we could only learn to recognize it, if we could only hone and refine our sense of the divine, just as we learn to see and distinguish with accuracy the ant on the trunk of the poplar, the Pole Star in Ursa Minor, rain coming toward us on the wind; just as we come to identify the sounds we hear, the voices of our children, the creak of the floor at the lover's footstep, the call of a finch unseen in the top of a pine; just as we can detect and name the scent of cedar or lilac, wild strawberries or river mud and rotting logs.
Polaris, which is also called the Pole Star or the North Star, remains constant and can be seen year-round.
The two stars farthest from the handle point to the North Star (also called the Pole Star or Polaris).
The two are divided by a wall with a stair in it that points directly at the Pole Star. This establishes the longitude of the building, locating it in space and time.
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.