We are in the Fall Season now, and if you frequently look up at the stars...then you might have noticed that the Big Dipper isn't as high up in the night sky. That's because in Autumn, the Big Dipper shines closer to the horizon. This is opposite during the Spring when the Big Dipper shines high in the sky & is very easy to point out.
Because of this seasonal shift, the following easy to remember quote came to be: "Spring up & Fall down." This little diddy is similar to the Daylight Saving Time quote, but the words "Fall Down" are used to signify how low in the sky you must look in order to see the Big Dipper during the Autumn season.
Therefore, in the Fall
, look low in the northwest sky (near the horizon) for the Big Dipper during the evening. For more info about the Big Dipper...including info about the stars that create it...check out the following link: http://earthsky.org/tonight/where-is-the-big-dipper-on-these-octber-evenings
Meteorologist Deitra TateImage Courtesy of NASA Big Dipper: Carboni and Belevue College