Magnetic North Movement is Increasing in Speed
Soaranden last edited by
FlyingSergeant last edited by
This explains why my declination settings seem to be a bit off, now that I've dug out a couple of my more accurate compasses. Declination in my location USED to be (about three years ago) about 9 degrees east of compass north. It appears to be traveling west much faster than usual. After a recently purchased a new wrist compass and was cross-checking it with my most accurate compass (Brunton Geo-Transit), I noticed declination now appears at only 7 degrees east of compass north. I will never abandon my map & compass skills (so strongly instilled in me from my scouting and military days), but it is a very good thing our constellation of GPS satellites remain aloft. Hence, I suppose, one of the reasons for the creation of the U.S. Space Force, to help monitor and safeguard such things against the Sky-Pirate opportunists of this day and age.