Saturday, March 24, 2012


Nothing too technical here: I noticed (when viewing the current night sky in Cape Town) that West and East on the map were swapped around but North and South were still oriented as I'd expect. I puzzled for a few seconds, then held the laptop up to the sky. Eureka! When you're lying on your back (outside, on the grass, an unfamiliar concept to anyone in the UK) staring at the stars with your head and toes aligned North to South, West is your right and East is on your left. All of a sardine the map makes sense...

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