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    Compass - southern hemisphere/northern hemisphere
    From: Lisa Fiene
    Date: 2004 Oct 21, 08:30 +1000

    Our hand bearing compass is one designed for the southern hemisphere, as
    we're in Australia. I remember being taught that it's important to have
    a southern hemisphere compass in the southern latitudes and a northern
    hemisphere compass in the northern latitudes.
    
    What's the principle involved here, and how did the early navigators (eg
    going from Europe to rounding Cape Horn etc.) compensate?
    
    Thanks, Lisa
    
    
    

       
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