What is the convention used in this textbook to define the north pole of a planet?

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    A planets north pole will always be on the side that lies above the ecliptic plane..
     A planets north pole will always point in roughly the opposite direction as that of the Sun..
     A planets north pole will always point in roughly the same direction as that of the Sun..
     A planets rotation will always be counterclockwise as seen from above its own north pole..
     A planets rotation will always be clockwise as seen from above its own north pole..
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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A planets rotation will always be counterclockwise as seen from above its own north pole..
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)

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