What are cardinal directions and a compass rose?

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Let’s learn about cardinal directions.

The Cardinal Directions help us navigate from one place to another.

Time for a road trip. Your directions say the following.

Start at the center of the 48 states nearLebanon Kansas.

Then drive north until you reach the next border.

Then turn and go west until you reach another border.

Then south to the middle of the next state. Where do you end up?

campus rose
In order to navigate these directions you need to know your cardinal directions.The cardinal directions are found on maps and compasses and can be found on a compass rose.

Here is one example of a compass rose.

campus rose

What are the different directions found on a compass rose?

An easy way to remember this is to use Never Eat Soggy Waffles.

If you go in a clock wise manner you get North East South West.

Finally, you can add directions in between the four main directions.

Between north and east you can add northeast, between east and south you add south east,

between south and west add southwest, and final between west and north add northwest.

These are intermediate measurements.

intermediate directions

Orbit of the Earth


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