Children learning how to use a compass with the Samurai Scouts in Henrico VA



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A compass is a navigational instrument that shows directions in a frame of reference which is fixed relative with the surface of the Planet. The frame of reference defines the four primary directions (or points)– north, south, east, and west. Intermediate directions are additionally defined. Generally, a design known as a compass rose, that displays the directions (with their names normally abbreviated to initials), is denoted on the compass. While the compass is in use, the rose is aligned with the true directions in the frame of reference, so, for example, the “N” mark on the rose really points to the north. Frequently, along with the rose or in some cases instead of it, angle markings in degrees are displayed on the compass. North corresponds to zero degrees, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90 degrees, south is 180, and west is 270. These numbers allow the compass to display azimuths or bearings, which are typically stated in this notation.
The magnetic compass was first developed as a device for divination as early as the Chinese Han Dynasty (since approximately 206 BC). The compass was used in Song Dynasty China by the military for navigational orienteering by 1040-1044, and was used for maritime navigation by 1111 to 1117. The use of a compass is reported in Western Europe between 1187 and 1202, and in Persia in 1232. The dry compass was invented in Europe around 1300. This was replaced in the early 20th century with liquid-filled magnetic compass.

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