North, east, south, and west are the four cardinal directions, often marked by the initials N, E, S, and W. East and west are at right angles to north and south. East is in the clockwise direction of rotation from north. West is directly opposite east.
Read your orientation, followed by the nearest cardinal direction, followed by the nearest of the eight directions. For example, say your orientation is 230 degrees. The nearest of the eight directions is Southwest at 225 degrees, which is five degrees lower, and the nearest cardinal direction is West.
The four cardinal directions correspond to the following degrees of a compass: North (N): 0° = 360° East (E): 90° South (S): 180°
That system of stating direction according to the number of degrees clockwise from the zero is known as the AZIMUTH system! And there’s a special name for the circle with its radiating lines and the directions marked on it. It’s called a COMPASS ROSE!”
Method 1. Stand with your right arm pointing to where the sun rises in the morning (East). Your shadow will face behind you when using this method. With your right arm facing East, you will then be facing North and be able to quickly know what direction North, South, East, and West is.
Place the compass flat on your palm, with the direction of travel arrow pointing towards where you want to go. Twist your compass dial so that the orienting arrow lines up with the red end of the magnetic needle.
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North, east, south, and west are the four cardinal directions, often marked by the initials N, E, S, and W.
The numbers around the outside of the dial are degrees. There are 360 degrees or azimuths. They represent 360 directions that you can travel from any point. The four cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west and are stated as N, E, S, and W respectively.
To find north, look for the Big Dipper in the sky. Follow the edge of its cup (the shape of the Big Dipper is like a ladle that has a cup and a handle) 5 or 6 times its length toward a medium bright star which is the North Star. To ensure that it is the North Star, you can find the Cassiopeia.
Look for the tiny map icon labeled “Maps” on the home screen or in the app drawer. Tap the location button. It’s near the bottom-right corner of the map and looks like a solid black circle inside a larger circle with crosshairs. Tap the compass button.
In the Google Maps app, you should see a small compass symbol visible in the top-right corner, below the button for changing the map terrain and style. If the compass isn’t currently visible, use two of your fingers to move the map view around to display it.
The compass appears as a widget on the right-hand side of the map screen, with a red arrow determinedly pointing north on the map as you rotate your phone.
You can also tell simply by standing in the garden and looking where the sun is. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so if you stand facing the end of the garden and the sun rises to your left and sets to your right, you are facing south. At its highest point, the sun is directly south.
The RED part of the Compass Needle points NORTH. The Compass Housing can turn. The Base should point in the direction of travel.