# Which way is north?

## Which way is north?

By convention, the top side of a map is often north. To go north using a compass for navigation, set a bearing or azimuth of 0° or 360°.

Where is my east direction?

When you are facing north, east is on your right and west is on your left. When you are facing south, east is on your left and west is on your right.

### How do you find out east west north south?

Method 1. Stand with your right arm pointing to where the sun rises in the morning (East). Your shadow will face behind you when using this method. With your right arm facing East, you will then be facing North and be able to quickly know what direction North, South, East, and West is.

How can I tell which direction I am facing on Google Maps?

To make orienting yourself even easier in Google Maps for Android, we’ve replaced the direction arrow on your blue dot with a shining blue beam — think of it as a flashlight guiding your travels. The beam also tells you how accurate your phone’s direction is at any given time.

#### How do you read a compass number?

The numbers around the outside of the dial are degrees. There are 360 degrees or azimuths. They represent 360 directions that you can travel from any point. The four cardinal directions are north, south, east, and west and are stated as N, E, S, and W respectively.

North, east, south, and west are the four cardinal directions, often marked by the initials N, E, S, and W. East and west are at right angles to north and south. East is in the clockwise direction of rotation from north. West is directly opposite east.