The beauty of the universe above our heads is sometimes only accesible to those willing to spend the night out, probably freezing. I can’t express with words what it means to me to carefully plan my target, pack my equipment and drive away from the city while everyone else sleeps. The moment in which I turn off the engine and I hear the silence, only broken by the car keys hitting each other and my own breathing.
The Earth makes one full 360° turn each day. If we divide this rotation into 24 hours, each hour-long division of time represents a 15° segment of longitude (east-west). Every degree of longitude gives four minutes of local time difference.
Not too long ago I moved to Norway from the UK. I say not too long ago because that is how it feels, but the truth is it’s been almost three years already. During this time I’ve been able to visit a fair amount of places around the country. Some, of course, better than others, but every single one of them was interesting in a different way. In its way.
So, what do navigators need in order to find their position on the earth’s surface when they don’t have a GPS?
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