A compass rose showing the four cardinal directions, the four intercardinal directions, and eight more divisions. The four cardinal directions or cardinal points are the directions north, east, map of europe worksheet pdf, and west, commonly denoted by their initials, N, E, S, W. East and west are at right angles to north and south, with east being in the clockwise direction of rotation from north and west being directly opposite east. Points between the cardinal directions form the points of the compass.
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For A and B to face each other, A has to look East but B not to the West. If B were to look West, she would see a bear eyeing her as his next meal. For A and C to face each other, both would have to face North. To keep to a bearing is not, in general, the same as going in a straight direction along a great circle.