North Star over New Mexico

Polaris – aka the North Star – is in the center of the great turning wheel of stars in this photo. It’s the star around which the entire northern sky appears to turn.

Many bright concentric circles around one star high over snowy landscape.

View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | The North Star – Polaris – over New Mexico. Mike Lewinski in Tres Piedras caught this image on February 27, 2019.

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