how to check direction for home
- Use a compass: A compass uses Earth’s magnetic field to determine North, South, East and West.
- Use the sun: In the Northern Hemisphere, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
- Use GPS on a smartphone: Most smartphones have GPS that can determine your location and provide directions to your home.
- Ask for directions from someone you trust.
how to check direction for home with compass
To check direction for home with a compass:
- Find magnetic north: Hold the compass level and still, then turn your body until the needle is aligned with the orienting arrow, indicating magnetic north.
- Locate your destination: Know the general direction and approximate distance of your destination (e.g. home) from your current location.
- Set the bearing: Rotate the bezel (outer ring) of the compass to align the north (N) mark with the magnetic needle.
- Follow the direction: Keep the compass in front of you, and walk in the direction indicated by the needle on the bezel. Repeat steps 1-3 if needed to make any necessary course corrections.