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Celestial North Pole

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  • North Pole (disambiguation) — North Pole may refer to: Terrestrial, celestial and planetary North Poles North Pole (also known as the Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole ) – the northernmost point on Earth. North Magnetic Pole – the shifting point on the Earth s… …   Wikipedia

  • North Pole — North′ Pole′ n. 1) geo geg the end of the earth s axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on earth 2) astron. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; …   From formal English to slang

  • north pole — n. 1. the place where the northern rotational axis intersects the surface of a planet, moon, etc. 2. the zenith of such a place; esp., the zenith (north celestial pole) of this place on the earth 3. that end of a straight magnet that points to… …   English World dictionary

  • North Pole — noun the northernmost point of the Earth s axis (Freq. 2) • Derivationally related forms: ↑north polar • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pole * * * noun Etymology: Middle English 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • North Pole — 1. Geog. the end of the earth s axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth. 2. Astron. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north… …   Universalium

  • north pole — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. often capitalized N&P the northernmost point of the earth; broadly the corresponding point of a celestial body (as a planet) b. the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the north terrestrial pole 2. of a magnet the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • north pole — noun /ˌnɔːθ ˈpəʊl/ a) The northernmost point on celestial bodies other than Earth. b) The positive pole of a magnetic dipole that seeks geographic north …   Wiktionary

  • Regiment of the North Pole — The Regiment of the North Pole, an outdated astronomy term, is a rule saying how to find the celestial North Pole by the stars. It was used in former centuries when, because of precession, the star Polaris was much further from the celestial… …   Wikipedia

  • Celestial navigation — Celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, is a position fixing technique that was devised to help sailors cross the featureless oceans without having to rely on dead reckoning to enable them to strike land. Celestial navigation uses… …   Wikipedia

  • Pole Star — ► NOUN ▪ a fairly bright star located within one degree of the celestial north pole, in the constellation Ursa Minor …   English terms dictionary

  • Pole star — For other uses, see Polestar (disambiguation). North Star redirects here. For other uses, see North Star (disambiguation). A French navisphere : a type of celestial globe formerly used for navigation at sea The term Pole Star usually refers to… …   Wikipedia

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