Describe how the position or orientation of the constellation from the previous

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Describe how the position or orientation of the constellation from the previous question changes during the 24 hour period.in 6 hour intervals 

Mar 3rd, 2015

Provided that you're in the Northern Hemisphere, as you look North you'll see the constellations rotate about Polaris (the North Star) in a counter-clockwise direction.  Each 6 hours corresponds to a 90 degree rotation so that in a 24 hour period a given constellation will have made a 360 deg rotation and end up back where it started. 

Perhaps the process is better grasped when seen rather than merely explained...this video showcases a software simulation of the night sky and I think Mr. Robinson did a good job of explaining the phenomena.  Start the video at 7:00 and watch until 9:00. 

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