May 18, 2024


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Three Norths Align, And It’s Not Even Up North

Three Norths Align, And It’s Not Even Up North

Sometimes right here at Hackaday we bring you tales from marginally exterior our planet of tech, due to the fact they have an exciting angle. Possibly they relate to science or astronomy, or in the situation of the UK’s Ordnance Survey outlining how Britain’s three Norths will align, geography.

Some of you may possibly know that the British monarch has two birthdays, but three Norths, what on earth is going on? You’ll guess that two of them are real North, pointing to the North Pole, and magnetic North, pointing to the Earth’s north magnetic subject, but how about the 3rd? It is grid North — the north of the country’s mapping grid program in which the curved area is projected on to a flat sheet.

It aligns with accurate North at 2 degrees West of Greenwich, and the information is that for the very first time ever thanks to motion of the magnetic North Pole, the 3 different Norths will align at a stage in the south of England. Magnetic North has been on the transfer at some rate above the last number of many years, from a posture someplace in the Canadian Arctic islands northwards, and it so happens that for Brits its direction is briefly aligned with our perspective of the Pole. The Ordnance Study story is of some interest, but for a wealth of data it is really worth consulting NASA. Acquire a glimpse at the online video down below the split. at?v=18kQrt3KCbM

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