How to Learn Celestial Navigation?

Answer The basic premise behind celestial navigation is to be able to find your unknown location through known positions of other objects, in this case, celestial bodies. Ancient navigators, such as the P... Read More »

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Step-by-Step Celestial Navigation?

Navigation--whether traveling on the sea, through open desert or by car--can be accomplished in several ways. Piloting uses landmarks to identify location. Dead reckoning makes use of a compass and... Read More »

What is a celestial sphere?

The celestial sphere is a fictitious shape upon which all the points in space sit. It is the shape of half a sphere. The celestial sphere allows man to measure and map the sky, and direct other vie... Read More »

Where on the celestial sphere would you look for planets?

A globe that contains all the stars in space as seen from Earth is called the celestial sphere. Locate the line that circles the celestial sphere called the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the projection... Read More »

Where is the sun on the celestial sphere at noon?

The sun crosses the meridian on the celestial sphere and is at its highest point in the sky at "local noon." Local noon is different from the standard noon of 12:00 pm and occurs at the time the su... Read More »