Polaris, designated Alpha Ursae Minoris commonly the North Star or Pole Star,
.... Another Latin name is stella maris "sea-star", which, from an early time, was
also used as a title of the...
While 5 baby girls were given the name in 2010, it's also been the name of a
variety of male and female fictional characters and a type of nuclear weapon.
POLARIS. "pole star". Other Names. Alruccabah; Cynosura; Phoenice; Lodestar;
Pole Star; Tramontana; Angel Stern; Navigatoria; Star of Arcady; Yilduz; Mismar.
As an example, the current Pole Star (or North Star) is called Polaris, in
acknowledgement of its status. ... The "common" names of the stars in the Big
May 7, 2012 ... Polaris is located in the constellation of Ursa Minor, the Little Bear. It sometimes
also goes by the name “Stella Polaris.” The seven stars from ...
May 24, 2016 ... The entire northern sky wheels around Polaris. ... see as Polaris is actually a
triple star system, or three stars orbiting a common center of mass.
Its name comes to us from Latin Stella Polaris, meaning "Pole Star". ... Another
version of this story has it that the oxen were tied to the polar axis and were
However, in addition to all of these identifiers, some of the brighter stars have
proper names as well; names like Arcturus or Polaris or Rigel or Sirius or Vega.
Feb 11, 2015 ... Interestingly enough, Polaris wasn't always the north star. ... The name "Sirius" is
derived from the Ancient Greek "Seirios", which translates to ... Vega: Vega is
another bright blue star that anchors the otherwise faint Lyra ...
Jul 29, 2014 ... In Japanese, I found two common translations of the English word "north star/
polaris". 北辰; 北極星. Could someone tell me the difference ...