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Magnetic Declination is the angle between ______.


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Magnetic Declination:

  1. Declination (D) and inclination (I) are the parameters that describe the direction of the magnetic field (I).
  2. Declination is positive when east of true north and negative when west of true north.
  3. Magnetic declination varies with time and location.
  4. The magnetic declination in a given area will gradually change over time.
  5. Declination is positive or EAST if the compass at your location points clockwise in relation to True North.
  6. Declination is negative or WEST if the compass at your location points counter-clockwise to True North.

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