it takes 19 distinct points to make a nine pointed star.

btw 19 is the number of The Apostles of Bahá'u'lláh .

to draw a nine pointed star, you put a dot at the center of a page,

then another dot a certain distance away , say 3 inches,

then from the second dot , go half the distance back towards the original dot and 20 degrees to either side.

you should see a pattern that can be repeated and when repeated will place 18 dots

which would be basically be two circles each containing 9 dots

go up and down connecting the dots and tada

a nine pointed star

total 18 dots and one in the center ... 19 distinct points to make a nine pointed star

see also Baha'i calendar

if googled there are a whole bunch of awesome Baha'i calendar stuff

noteworthy see pic

http://www.bahai.us/bahai-calendarfor add on to firefox browser

http://www.bahaical.org/tools.aspxnice pic of a kid with a nine pointed star

http://childrensclasses.org/about/oneness,

dh