How many light-years away is the north star?

1 Answer
Feb 29, 2016

North Star is a quadruple of stars. The mean distance is about 375 light years.


North Star, Pole Star and Polaris all refer to a 4-star group of stars that is pivotal for locating the celestial North Pole.
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Relating to the Earth, the northern star-world appears to make one revolution/year, about this seemingly fixed North Star. This make-believe rotation is due to the Earth orbiting the Sun, with period one year.