What's Ursa Major?
The North Star, or Polaris, due to its location above the Earth’s axis, is always in the North. If you can find Polaris, you can determine your direction of travel. The hard part, though, is that there are a lot of stars and Polaris isn’t particularly bright or different from the other 250 billion in our galaxy. To find the North Star, first, you need to find the Ursa Major (Big Dipper) constellation.