If you are at 50 degrees latitude, where is Polaris on the sky?

Within a degree of the zenith

Below the northern horizon (not visible)

At azimuth 0 degrees, and altitude 50 degrees

At azimuth 50 degrees, and altitude 0 degrees

6 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Looking due true north,(azimuth 0 degrees) 40 degrees north of your zenith.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    Polaris can not be found "on" the sky !!!

  • 1 month ago

    Your latitude = the elevation of Polaris.  So, at 50 degrees latitude, Polaris is 50 degrees above the northern horizon, assuming you're in the northern hemisphere.

  • 1 month ago

    That sounds like a homework kind of question.

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You did not say 50 Degrees North or South.   50 Degrees South and you can not see Polaris.

    50 Degrees North and Polaris is 50 degrees above Your Horizon.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    At an altitude very close to 50° above the northern horizon at azimuth 0° or 180°

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