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Old 06-11-2019, 09:15 PM
Chessic Sense is offline
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Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
You would literally get a better estimate of north just by defining the direction of sunrise as "east", than by measuring the shadow-line near sunrise. You could do well with your method if it's near noon, but that depends on determining noon.
But wouldn't that also suffer the same error if used at extreme latitude? IIRC, the sun rises much further south of east if you're far north than if you're in the tropics, yes?