Precession Sky Chart: The 26,000-year precession cycle causes the north celestial pole to move counter-clockwise relative to the backdrop stars. Whichever star is closest to the north celestial pole is the Pole Star.
Vintage Reproduction of the Natural History Print "The Pole Star" Victorian Pirate Ship - Arctic Winter Antique Print | The Pole Star glows above an ancient exploration ship, as the fantastical lights of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, flicker in the night sky, in illustration from a Victorian travel book documenting mysterious natural phenomena. | by missquitecontrary, $12.00
"The Pole Star" ~ Alphonse Mucha l ~ Click through the large version for a full-screen view (with a black background in Firefox). Set your computer for full-screen. ~ Miks' Pics "Alphonse Mucha l" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/alphonse-mucha-l/
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