a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!

    Looks like something changed in earth's alignment so that the North Star now appears brighter?

It's axial precession. Currently we're on Polaris, 5000 years ago it was Thuban.

The time to make a 'full circle' is 25772 years, or 1 degree every 72 years.