Using the inclinometer to determine your latitude.



Latitude in the northern hemisphere (above the equator) is the angle from the horizon to Polaris, the North Star.


Polaris, the North Star, is important because it is aligned with Earth's axis of rotation, as a result it doesn't "move".

When viewing Polaris you are facing true North.

To find Polaris, locate the constellation Ursa major (Big Dipper).

The last two stars in the "pot" part of the Dipper point at Polaris.

Align the "sights" (two pin heads) with the star Polaris.

The angle shown on your inclinometer is your latitude.

My home is located at latitude 46 degrees as indicated above.

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