north celestial pole

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Noun1.north celestial pole - the celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris
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The north celestial pole is very close to Polaris, the North Star.
The gnomon points to the north celestial pole and its shadow falls on markers placed on the plinth around the sundial that indicate Central Daylight Time.
IT appears to be stationary because it is only a half a degree from the North Celestial Pole.
Since it's circumpolar, 22[degrees] from the north celestial pole, you can follow it all the way through its rise to its predicted maximum next June.
Polaris is an average looking star which just happened to appear close in the sky to the north celestial pole.
Our Earth's North Pole points to a spot in the sky called the north celestial pole.
Ideal aiming directions are about 20-30[degrees] to one side of the radiant at 50[degrees] altitude above the horizon--Cygnus in the early evening, the Square of Pegasus later in the night, or towards the north celestial pole, for best results.
Skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere are expected to have a clear view of the comet because it will initially appear high in the sky, near the north celestial pole, all night.

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