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Finding North direction and time using the Moon’s surface features.
by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia)
This article shows how to use the Moon for finding direction and time.
The surface features of the Moon can be used as a compass rose for Earth inhabitants.
An upside down natural compass rose
Near to full Moon the phase (waxing-waning) and horn-line methods are not accurate. Right at full moon they are not applicable. However at those times we may obtain directional information from the global map of the Moon using the colour and shade of its surface (soil) features. Since moonlight is only reflected light from the Sun and is not intense and we may look at the Moon’s surface for the features.
We have to identify the features of the Moon associated with Lunar own rotational poles, so that the Moon can be placed and aligned on an upside down compass rose…
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