The most important celestial body in the northern hemisphere is Polaris or the North Star. Polaris is visable all year long in the northern hemisphere. This is one of the brightest stars in the sky and is easily found. The north star is within one degree of true north throughout the night and its relation to true north changes very little.
Polaris is marked by the line in this image
How to find Polaris "The North Star"
2.Now draw an imaginary line between the two stars that are furthest from the handle and continue the line down. 3.Polaris is the last star on the handle of Ursa Minor also known as the Little Dipper.
4. If you are trying to go North keep heading directly towards the north star. To go west keep Polaris on your right shoulder, east is on your left shoulder and to go south keep the North Star to your back.