Are different stars seen in the Southern Hemisphere compared to the Northern?

1 Answer
Apr 24, 2016

The star configuration is nearly but not the same. The nuances are due to the clockwise turn through 30' of the stars, relative to the Earth. .


There is an interval of 12 hours in-between two successive midnights of Southern and Northern hemispheres.

In 12 hours, the Earth turns in its orbit around the Sun through 30', nearly.

So, in 12 hours, the scene changes in the "Last In First Out" way, in respect of fringe stars, seen in the night sky.

Relative to the Earth that orbits around the Sun in the anticlockwise sense, the stars appear to move gently, in the clockwise sense.