In the sky, each of us can easily find the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. What is remarkable and for whom the brightest star of the Ursa Minor is very important; how to find it in the sky and what do we call it?
The brightest star of the Ursa Minor is Polar, it is important for travelers and sailors, as a navigational one.It is very convenient for orientation, the direction to it practically coincides with the direction to the north, and the height above the horizon is equal to the geographical latitude of the place of observation. The Polar Star is easy to find in the sky: we find the Big Dipper, if we draw a straight line from the Ursa Major’s bucket to the Ursa Minor and put 5 distances of the bucket height on it, then we will see the Polar Star.If we stand facing it, then we have the North Pole.
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