Calculating one,s true North/South position

wium

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Is it possible to calculate one,s true North/South position if the Latitude and Longitude is known.
 

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If you know your laitude and longitude then by definition you know not only your true NS position but also your EW position. They're just different names for the same thing.

What is it you're actually trying to do? Is it anything to do with magnetic north and south by any chance?
 

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Magnetic North is certainly a difficult thing to take into account these days ..
Currently accelerating and shifting between 35 and 40 miles a year toward Russia..
This equates to roughly 1 degree per year..
The rate of accelerated shift is apparently moving faster atm than at any time in human history ...or so its said.
So this deviation from the true north to magnetic compass points has to be taken into consideration when calculating to install satellite dishes with the aid of a compass.
Not to mention the effects on aviation etc..
Also probably responsible in part for the Climate changes which we humans are compounding.

I believe the current deviation is around 10 > 11 degrees East of true north
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