The North Star
How Can You Spot Polaris?
How do you find Polaris? The best way to find your way to Polaris is to use the so-called “Pointer” stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper, Dubhe and Merak. Just draw a line, between these two stars and extend it out about 5 times, and you eventually will arrive in the vicinity of Polaris.
- Polaris is the 40th brightest star.
- It is about 430 light years away from Earth.