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Still Waters

Compass points to 'true north' after 360 yrs

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Still Waters

For the first time in more than three centuries, your compass might finally be about to point true north.

At some point over the next two weeks, compasses at Greenwich will point true north for the first time in about 360 years, while other parts of the UK may have to wait another two decades.

Either way, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

https://news.sky.com/story/your-compass-may-be-about-to-point-true-north-for-first-time-in-360-years-11797693

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acute

Your thread title says 36.

I thought it was a bit strange!

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Still Waters

Thanks acute, I've fixed it. :tu:

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Desertrat56

I remember in the 90's when my "conspiracy nut" friends kept saying the magnetic north is "suddenly changing" and that means the planet is going to flip and we need to be ready to dive in to a bunker.   The internet has some crazy stuff and those people believed 90 % of the craziest.  None of them ever had any inkling how to research anything.  And I couldn't tell them anything. :lol: 

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and then

Anyone who has ever had to learn to read a military map knows what a Declination diagram is and the story behind it.  I guess that crowd is too much of a minority these days. :( 

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Desertrat56
34 minutes ago, and then said:

Anyone who has ever had to learn to read a military map knows what a Declination diagram is and the story behind it.  I guess that crowd is too much of a minority these days. :( 

Of course because of our pocket computers that have gps.  We don't have to think about it anymore.

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