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    Re: facing Mecca
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Sep 30, 22:00 +0100

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