A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Bob Goethe
Date: 2022 Jul 24, 10:38 -0600
"As I sail, I praise God, and care not."
Luke Foxe, arctic explorer, 1634
I recently came across this sun compass by Sir Chichester and thought it was interesting. The one thing that I can't figure out is the the following description, "It is designed for use anywhere in the world within 200 miles north and south of a line from Birmingham to Berlin." 200 mi N/S seems like it would be of limited use. I am assuming they are referring to lattitude? Am I reading this incorrectly?
Has anyone ever used one of these sun compasses?