A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2020 Jan 17, 11:44 -0800
Bill McAllister, you wrote:
"Fortunately, the exasperated Marine pointed at the Sun's present location in the sky and in a grand right handed sweep of his right arm about two hundred seventy degrees along the horizon. Saying 'Sir, check with your Navs, if you like, but this is as dark as it gets around these parts unless your planning on crew rest exceedingly far beyond the departure time I've been advised of by the base Duty Officer.' "
Heh. Yeah, things are different in high latitudes. Reminds me of a question I got from a student last fall. He had sailed near the Aleutians in August last year, and he wondered about the strange "twilight-like" glow along the horizon due north around midnight. Strange twilight, of course, is exactly what it was.
Oh, by the way, are there things on your website (blog?) that you want to share with the NavList community? There are a number of people here with similar "Cold War" nav backgrounds who would, no doubt, enjoy hearing more from you. Also, from what you said in a different setting, it sounds lioke you have an extensive background in space flight, and anything even loosely related to navigation would be appropriate here. Please do tell us more.