Definition of North celestial pole

1. Noun. The celestial pole above the northern hemisphere; near Polaris.

Generic synonyms: Celestial Pole, Pole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North Celestial Pole

north-seeking pole
north and south
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north by east
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole (current term)
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side
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northeast by east
northeast by north

Literary usage of North celestial pole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Popular Lectures and Addresses by William Thomson Kelvin (1891)
"That pivot point of the sky is called the north celestial pole. You understand that you are in the northern hemisphere. Any one south of the equator ..."

2. Elements of Astronomy by Simon Newcomb (1900)
"The north celestial pole will be over his head, that is, in his zenith. ... Hence: — To an observer at the north pole, the north celestial pole is at the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... his journey towards the south, the north celestial pole sinks t« * the horizon; the south celestial pole rises above it; or to *{**k more exactly, ..."

4. Astronomy for Everybody .. by Simon Newcomb (1903)
"The pivot corresponding to P is called .the north celestial pole. ... Opposite the north celestial pole, and therefore as far below our horizon as the north ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"For us, therefore, the sphere of the heavens may be divided into three parts; a circle round the north celestial pole within which stars never set; ..."

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