Facts about Polaris
~ Our North Star has guided sailors , astronomers and travelers centuries across the planet. The North Star or Pole Star, or Polaris, is famous for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it .
~Only seen in the Northern Hemisphere ( not south of the Equator ) .
~ Points Due ( exactly ) North.
~ NOT the brightest star in the sky.
~ Directly above the North Pole.