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Why compass can be inaccurate

Why compass can be inaccurate Compasses are brilliantly useful but they can sometimes lead us astray, because of two quite different problems called declination (or variation) and deviation. Here's why. compass Declination (variation) Earth spins about an axis (a kind of invisible rod) running through the north pole (sometimes called the geographic north [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Magnetic Field, Magnetic Knowledge, Magnetic Pole, Magnetic Science, Magnetic Technology, Magnetism|Comments Off on Why compass can be inaccurate
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What is the Geographic (True) North Pole?

What is the Geographic (True) North Pole? The Earth rotates on the geographic north and south poles. The geographic north and south poles are where lines of longitude (meridians) converge in the north. The south and north pole are directly opposite to one another. The North Pole is located in the middle of the Arctic [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Magnetic Field, Magnetic Knowledge, Magnetic Pole, Magnetic Science, Magnetic Technology|Comments Off on What is the Geographic (True) North Pole?
  • True North or Magnetic North

True North or Magnetic North?

True North or Magnetic North? More than once, out hiking or paddling, I followed my instincts (the campsite is right over there!) rather than my map and ended up off course. Good pilots and navigators trust instruments over instincts. Compasses point at magnetic north. Scouters have assumptions or impressions about Scouting. True North or [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Magnetic Knowledge, Magnetic News, Magnetic Pole, Magnetic Technology|Comments Off on True North or Magnetic North?
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