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    Re: facing Mecca
    From: Doug
    Date: 2009 Sep 30, 17:24 -0400
    I thought I read a few years ago about this question concerning astronauts and religious leaders said it was more important to pray than to worry about the direction.
     
    Doug
     
     
     
    In a message dated 09/30/09 17:01:24 Eastern Daylight Time, george{at}hux.me.uk writes:

    John asked-

    "If you pray to Mecca, do you use a rhumb line or a great circle?"

    ================

    from George-

    Deep in the archives there should be an old posting of mine, in which I
    speculated about the existence of an anti-Mecca, on the other side of the
    World, where an obelisk would be set up and the Faithful could gather round,
    but all facing radially away from it.

    Unfortunately, it's a fantasy, because the antipode of Mecca is in the
    Ocean, not on land.

    George.

    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.


     

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