32 Points of A Compass Rose
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The 32 Points of the Compass Rose

The 32 Points of the Compass Rose
Want to impress your friends? Did you know the Compass Rose has 32 wind directions? Do you know what an Azimuth refers to in navigation? (In navigation, the reference plane is typically true north and is considered 0 azimuth. Moving clockwise, a point due east would have an azimuth of 90, south 180, and west 270. Some navigation systems use south as the reference plane. However, any direction can serve as the plane of reference, as long as it is clearly defined for everyone using that system.)

Here are the 32 wind points of a compass rose along with their corellary direction and azimuth:

The 32 Points of the Compass Rose:

Point Direction Azimuth

0 North 0 - 0'

1 N by E 11 - 15'

2 NNE 22 - 30'

3 NE by N 33 - 45'

4 NE 45 - 0'

5 NE by E 56 - 15'

6 ENE 67 - 30'

7 E by N 78 - 45'

8 East 90 - 0'

9 E by S 101 - 15'

10 ESE 112 - 30'

11 SE by E 123 - 45'

12 SE 135 - 0'

13 SE by S 146 - 15'

14 SSE 157 - 30'

15 S by E 168 - 45'

Point Direction Azimuth

16 South 180 - 0'

17 S by W 191 - 15'

18 SSW 202 - 30'

19 SW by S 213 - 45'

20 SW 225 - 0'

21 SW by W 236 - 15'

22 WSW 247 - 30'

23 W by S 258 - 45'

24 West 270 - 0'

25 W by N 281 - 15'

26 WNW 292 - 30'

27 NW by W 303 - 45'

28 NW 315 - 0'

29 NW by N 326 - 15'

30 NNW 337 - 30'

31 N by W 348 - 45'


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