The Sky as Seen at Different Locations of Earth


  • At different latitudes, different portions of the celestial sphere are visible.

  • At northern latitudes, astronomers cannot ever see stars around the South Celestial Pole.

  • At southern latitudes, astronomers cannot ever see stars around the North Celestial Pole.

  • At the North Pole, all of the stars are circumpolar. Only half of the stars are above the horizon, but they are always above it.

  • At the equator, all of the stars are visible but only for half of the time.


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