A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2016 Aug 17, 08:22 -0700
Bob Miorelli, you wrote:
"He was in the high latitudes where the sun never sets and took his readings when the sun was at its lowest point in the sky."
One might even call it a rite of passage for a voyager in arctic regions. I will suggest that they took these sights both of necessity and for the pleasure of that unique opportunity. One quick note: the easy rule, Lat = ZD + Dec, does not apply for these "meridian passage below the pole" sights. There is a simple rule anyway, and you can work it out, I am sure.