Explain how you can locate the Pole Star with the help of Ursa Major.

We can look for two stars at one end of the Ursa Major constellation that appears like a quadrilateral. Imagine a straight line passing through these stars and then extend this imaginary line about five times the distance between those two stars in the north direction. This line will lead to a Pole star that is not too bright.

What is Ursa Major?

Ursa Major constellation lies in the northern sky. Its name means the great bear, or the larger bear, in Latin.

  • The smaller bear is represented by Ursa Minor.
  • Ursa Major is the largest northern constellation and third-largest constellation in the sky.
  • Its brightest stars form the Big Dipper asterism, one of the most recognizable shapes in the sky, also known as the Plough.

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