# Is there any easy way to figure out where north, south, east or west is ?I feel so stupid..?

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• Gaz
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There are 2 easy ways to tell direction.....Let's assume you're in the wilderness and you've lost you're compass. You wake up at dawn and take note of where the sun rose...mark that spot .....later you notice where the sun set.....point your right hand to where the sun rose in the morning....then point your left hand to where the sun set....your right hand is pointing to East...your left hand is pointing west....if you want to go north you follow your nose...if you want to go south you turn around and again follow your nose..

Again if you're in the wilderness and have lost your direction...if you have a watch on with hands on it.....whatever the time is....face the 12 to the sun....halfway between the 12 and the hour hand is north....to your right is east to your left is west and behind you is south.....

Try it, it really works....hope this helps....a good question....doesn't matter what the time is and doesn't matter whether your in the northern or southern hemisphere.....

• Anonymous

Think of where the sun rises in the summer. It will rise in the east, so make sure that place is on your right and you'll be facing north. Behind you is south, and to your left is west. Or, you could try a map or compass.

• Anonymous

well first you have to know where one direction, you could use the sun, the north star...a compass lol once you know one direction you can figure out all of the rest by facing that direction, if you face east, north will be to your left, south to your right, west behind you. if you face north east will be to your right west to your left...and so on, it comes naturally after a while.

by the position of the sun. always remember the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. on you know which way is east, you will always know which way north or south is.