The Little Dipper stands in the north every night. The star at the tip of its handle is Polaris, the North Star, which is in the same position in the sky night after night. The dipper’s other stars rotate around Polaris and, seen from the U.S., they never set.
The Little Dipper stands high above the Big Dipper, which is low in the northwest at nightfall. The Little Dipper’s bowl hangs upside down, like it’s pouring its water into the other dipper.