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true north

the direction from any point along a meridian towards the North Pole

true north

[′trü ′nȯrth]
(navigation)
The direction of the north geographical pole.
The reference direction for measurement of true directions.

true north

The direction from an observer’s position to the geographic north pole.

true north

The direction from an observer's position to the geographical North Pole. It is the north direction of any geographical meridian.
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The declination angle at the current geographic location should be used for compensation of the heading to obtain true geographic North Pole.
The Cypriot had his photo taken after the race at the Geographic North Pole, where he added a road sign informing passersby that the island's capital Nicosia is only 6,098km 'that way'.
Magnetic north is the place compass needles actually point to, and is near the geographic North Pole but not quite in the same spot.
In April 1909, American explorers Robert Peary and Matthew Henson led the first successful expedition to the geographic North Pole.
Hence, my interest was piqued when I saw the item that the Russian Academy of Sciences' manned submersible MIR-2 had planted a Russian flag on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean at the geographic North Pole, which happened to be about 4 km down.
Pugh travelled from London to Helsinki ahead of his attempt to swim one kilometre to the Geographic North Pole in temperatures of minus 1.
At a Royal Geographical Society gala tribute, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Chris Bonington spoke on behalf of Sir Wally Herbert, who they believe to be the first man to reach the geographic North Pole without motorized support.
Finally comes the Geographic North Pole, 411 miles further on.
Instead of pointing to the geographic North Pole, which is constant, they align with the magnetic north, which changes as molten iron moves within Earth's core.
On 5 August 2001, while on a cruise with tourists from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, to the Geographic North Pole, we sighted a lone polar bear (Ursus maritimus) from the Russian icebreaker Yamal at a site we believe to be the northernmost record of this species.
Dunwoody, who has devoted much of his time recently to fundraising events for charity, said his next major project, which is likely to be a Northern Ireland initiative, would involve an expedition to the geographic North Pole in 2005.

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