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## Where should the pencil be on a compass?

The tip of the pencil must be **at the same height as the sharp point of the compass**. Decide on the size of the circle. The compass is extended based on the circle’s radius. Use the ruler to measure exactly what the radius of the circle needs to be, then set the sharp point of the compass at that point on the ruler.

#### How do you hold a drawing compass?

How to Use a Compass## How do you tell direction with a compass?

How To Find Directions Using A Compass Needle?The north marker on the compass’ bezel should point north on the map. The number that aligns with your index line is your bearing. To follow that bearing, turn your body until the needle is inside the orienting arrow. The direction-of-travel arrow now points toward your destination.

## How do I find my latitude and longitude with a compass?

Determine Longitude## How do you determine direction?

East and west are at right angles to north and south. East is in the clockwise direction of rotation from north. West is directly opposite east. **The sun’s position in the sky can be used to determine east and west if the general time of day is known**.

## What do the numbers on a compass mean?

Compasses often show angles in degrees: north corresponds to 0°, and the angles increase clockwise, so east is 90°, south is 180°, and west is 270°. These numbers **allow the compass to show azimuths or bearings which are commonly stated in degrees**.

## Which way is north on a compass?

To find north, pick up the compass and hold it level with the dial on top. **The red end of the magnetic needle will point north**. Ignore all the other markings on the compass except the direction that the red half of the needle points to.

## Does a compass always point north?

While a compass is a great tool for navigation, **it doesn’t always point exactly north**. This is because the Earth’s magnetic North Pole is not the same as “true north,” or the Earth’s geographic North Pole . The magnetic North Pole lies about 1,000 miles south of true north, in Canada.

## How do you use a vintage compass?

Face the direction of the landmark and hold your floating compass dial pocket compass just below eye level. Make sure you hold the compass steady and level. Sight the landmark across the center of the compass bearing and read the degree marking on the compass dial directly away from you.

## How do you read a red and white compass?

The most important part on the compass is the magnetic needle. It swings around the compass as you move, but **the red end will always point in the direction of north and the white (or sometimes black) end will always point in the direction of south**.

## What is the red arrow on a compass called?

The RED part of the Compass Needle points NORTH. The Compass Housing can turn. The Base should point in the direction of travel. Turn the Housing so that the Compass Needle lies over the. **Orienting Arrow**.

## How can you tell direction without a compass?

How to Tell Directions without a Compass## What is the difference between a compass and a protractor?

**The compass is used to draw circles and arcs, while the protractor helps you measure and make plane angles**. Signing up for a geometry class means you’ll likely need two essential supplies: a compass and a protractor.