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2013-07-03 23:17:24

Tips about how to make a compass and a compass rose have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Both projects are perfect for any summer trip or backyard camping. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Every little outdoor enthusiast needs to know how a compass works. Tips about how to make a compass and a compass rose sneak in lots of science learning and are useful for backyard camping or hiking trips. Materials needed to make the compass are a plastic lid or shallow bowl, a needle or...

Be Prepared For Manhattanhenge! May 29-20
2012-05-29 13:22:16

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday evening, residences and onlookers in Manhattan will be treated to a sunset spectacle known as Manhattanhenge. During the event, a half sun will align itself perfectly with the city's 201-year-old grid at 8:17 p.m. as it sets right in line with the streets of Manhattan in New York. The steel construction echoes a similar effect created by Stonehenge, as the ancient arrangement matches the direction of the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset....

Image 1 - Weather Education Episode #3 - How Latitude Can Create Misleading Weather Forecasts
2012-03-27 06:06:05

RedOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly In the past two chapters we saw how water topography impact the weather. For today's lesson we are going to look at how latittude also plays an important role in weather forecasting. Let´s take a look at Seattle, Washington, which happens to be our farthest north example here. Seattle is north so it should be the coldest of all our spots based on its latittude right? No. In this case Seattle´s latitude has little impact on its weather....

2009-04-06 04:30:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cristina Romeo, prominent make-up artist in Los Angeles, has appointed Avid Exposure to spearhead media relations for her multi-million dollar cosmetic company and to provide support to the launch of the Polaris Cosmetics' Spring Collection make-up line, "Quiet Innocence." Available April 1, 2009, the line can be purchased online or at any three locations in Encino, Thousand Oaks, and Simi Valley. The spring collection includes several ultra...

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Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

2010-10-21 16:58:49

The compass is a tool that helps the user navigate using the Earth's magnetic poles by using a magnetized pointer that reacts to magnetic fields. Since a compass can be used to calculate a heading it quickly improved the safety and efficiency of travel, especially ocean travel. It has only recently been replaced by Global Positioning Systems. It works by indicating the direction of the magnetic north of a planet's magnetosphere. Generally the face of a compass highlights the north, south,...

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