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How long has Polaris been the North Star and when is it estimated to be directly above the north pole?

Question #150293. Asked by BigTriviaDawg.
Last updated Apr 02 2024.
Originally posted Dec 10 2023 9:35 PM.

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Polaris became the North Star about 500 CE. Previously, Thuban in Draco was the North Star. About 2102 CE, Polaris will be directly above the North Pole, then move away.


Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 02 2024.
Dec 10 2023, 9:38 PM
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