Using a watch as a compass

There are some different rules where you use the hour hand, the 12 on the dial and the sun to find the directions. It gets a bit simpler if your watch has a 24 hour hand (and it's set to local time rather than UTC). Me, I think that's a bit more complicated than necessary.

What you need to remember is really a lot easier to remember and it's usable together with a digital watch.

In the northern hemisphere, you only have to remember that the sun is in this direction at these times:

0600 East
1200 South
1800 West
2400 North (if applicable)

In the southern hemisphere, let south and north switch places.

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