Named for Homer's poem The Odyssey, this compass will keep you moving in the right direction. Add a current map and you can find your way sans a GPS.
The metal pendant with compass comes on a 31" (79 cm) black silk cord. Complete instructions are included.
Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa airport read headlines in January of 2011. The NOAA tells us that magnetic north is moving toward the north-northwest at about 33 miles/year (55 km/year). Their article on the Wandering of the Geomagnetic poles gives some of the details with maps.
- Check that there are no magnets or magnetized metal nearby.
- Holding the compass level with the ground center the air bubble.
- Wait until the red needle is still with the air bubble centered.
- Magnetic north is in the direction of the red arrow.
Please note that Roman numerals on the pendant setting are for decorative purposes only.
Imported from Canada.
Dimensions: pendant is about 15/16" (2.38 cm) diameter.
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