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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Magnetic Declination.

Magnetic declination is not such a big thing in the UK because being a small island the variation is negligible.
But in other parts of the world there is a huge difference.

I was a little taken back when i realised that between the Outer Hebrides and the east coast of Scotland that there is a 3 degree difference.

So if you are in need to know what the declination is in your local area or if your planning a longer trip that needs careful navigation then this website may be of assistance to you. I hadn’t come across it before and so thought i would share it.

http://magnetic-declination.com

8 comments:

QDanT said...

how about the moss on tree trunks ;-)

AlanR said...

Well to be honest i spray mine with MMC Pro.

Dawn Linney said...

Sort of varying from lost to very lost??

afootinthehills said...

Hello Alan. "Magnetic declination is not such a big thing in the UK because being a small country the variation is negligible.But in other parts of the world there is a huge difference. I was a little taken back when I realised that between the Hebrides and the east coast of Scotland that there is a 3 degree difference"


We voted to stay in the UK -:)

AlanR said...

Country changed to island. I think of us all as ONE country. Does that help or should i get me spade out?

AlanR said...

Your never lost Dawn.

afootinthehills said...

I knew what you meant Alan but couldn't resist! Too much time on my hands today. Leave spade well alone.

AlanR said...

I don’t mind one bit. In fact i quite like a bit of banter.

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