The Bowl of Night: Horizon

"He also made the stars." Genesis 1: 16

At night the sky appears like a giant dome overhead, or an upside-down bowl set upon the horizon as if on a table. This section describes how the sky appears and how it moves with respect to the horizon. 

The bowl of night is studded with the light of thousands of stars, of varying apparent magnitude.

Some stars always retain the same spatial orientation with respect to each other; these are the fixed stars. The fixed stars are distributed among 88 IAU Constellations (such as Ursa Major the Big Bear).

To the imagination, many star patterns other than the official constellations are discernible; these patterns are called asterisms (such as the Big Dipper and the Winter Hexagon).

The Horizon is one of three Coordinate Systems.