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SOOOOO....I'd be lost any old way huh George??? LOL... Well I wondered what good those compasses were if I couldn't read them and since it would not make a difference since what would be the odds of me carrying a sextant and a good clock with me compass.. LOL Besides ...The odds would be even greater that I wouldn't know how to read a sextant or recognize one if it bit me on the tush!! LOL...So... I wonder if they have classes for dummies like me to learn to read instruments like those ... LOL!Oh and a map too... yikes... One best not leave home and roam the wilderness with out a load of directional items.... and a nice modern GPS and cell phone.. just in case you can get reception! LOL!
No, true north is not magnetic north (I believe they are about 8° away from each other)
QuoteNo, true north is not magnetic north (I believe they are about 8° away from each other)It depends where you are on Earth. Magnetic compasses point towards the magnetic pole, so the so called deviation will differ, depending on where you are. The 'actual magnetic NORTH Pole' is in North America, at present. Apparently, it is drifting slowly in the direction of Siberia.
In 2001, the North Magnetic Pole was determined by the Geological Survey of Canada to lie near Ellesmere Island in northern Canada at 81.3° N 110.8° W. It was estimated to be at 82.7° N 114.4° W in 2005.