By: Shaunna Hardin
How To Use A Compass?
First place the compass flat on your palm and your palm in front of your chest.Next, move the compass until the direction of travel arrow is pointing in the direction you wish to head.Twist the degree dial the orienting arrow lines up with the north end of the magnetic needle.Then, take off local magnetic variation by twisting the degree dial. See where the direction of travel arrow lines up with the degree dial.Transpose the direction of travel onto your map.
How the Earth's Magnetic Field affects compasses in the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere?
These is how the Earth's Magnetic Field affects compasses in the Northern Hemisphere and the South Hemisphere, because the temptuares are high and the wind blows the arrow in different directs and the solar winds the poles have.