Circumpolarity
Circumpolarity

Astronomical objects located near the celestial pole are called circumpolar objects. A circumpolar star, for example, does not sink under the horizon all year round, but can be seen in the night sky all the time. There are also whole constellations that can be seen all year round. If it were not for the effect of solar radiation, the circumpolar stars and constellations would be visible at every single moment!

Where does the word circumpolar come from?

The word "circumpolar" is formed from Latin roots and means "relative to the [object] around the pole". It consists of: circum (around), polus (pole) and ar (relative to).

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