Magnetic declination

1635 Magnetic declination

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Tom Sharp

Henry Gellibrand geophysics Magnetic declination

Magnetic declination

True north

Polar drift


In Valdosta in the state of Georga during the year in which I was born, the magnetic declination was zero degrees; geographic north pole and the magnetic north pole were in the same direction (one being farther in that direction than the other).

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