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Unformatted text preview: moved at all. This was expected, considering our axis points directly at it, and thus it will always appear stationary. Finding Cassiopeia again proved a little more interesting as it had shifted to the west and also appeared lower in the sky (it was now almost in line with Polaris), now hovering over a group of trees outside a house to my west. The Big Dipper also seemed to have moved from it’s initial location, now appearing higher in the sky (with the handle almost in line with both Polaris and Cassiopeia) and with the two pointer stars of the bowl now pointing towards Cassiopeia in addition to Polaris. It had come to rest hanging over a house to my east. Based upon these observations conducted four hours apart, I can conclude that the constellations in the night sky appear to be moving in an east to west direction fixed about the North Celestial Pole (and thusly, fixed about Polaris)....
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- Spring '08
- Astronomy, Constellation, Ursa Major, Polaris, Big Dipper, Pole star