The Constellation Draco

Draco, the Dragon constellation, winds around Polaris, the current pole star in the northern sky. Thuban, a star in Draco, was the pole star when the pyramids were built. Due to the precession cycle, Thuban will become the pole star again in 20346 CE. Polaris was first called the Pole Star in 1547 and officially named in July 2016. A dark sky is necessary to see the entire shape of the Dragon, and the Big Dipper can help locate Thuban and Draco.