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    Re: facing Mecca
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2009 Sep 30, 16:26 -0700

    Technically the correct direction would be a chord through the earth
    to Mecca on an absolutely straight line. A great circle would be a
    good place to start. The act of bowing down would cover mecca at some
    point during the bow. If I were muslim that would be how I would do
    it.
    
    On Sep 30, 3:29�pm, Apache Runner  wrote:
    > �The only reason I asked was because a student came to me and said he prayed
    > to the SE (I'm on Boston) and his friends prayed to the NE - he thought he
    > was right, and then I realized that there's this issue about rhumb lines vs.
    > the great circle. � After digging around, I round that great circle seemed
    > to be the preferred direction for various religious reasons.
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