BEARING OF MECCA ISOPLETHS
These are videos of a Google Earth plotting of great circle bearings at 10 degree intervals to Mecca. The results are somewhat non-
As well as Mecca there are three other locations on the globe where the lines coalesce at a point -
Exactly at the north pole ALL directions are south (one remembers the conundrum of the colour of the bear) including Mecca, and bearings are meaningless, and similarly at the south pole all directions are north. At Anti-
I am not sure many Muslims realise that there is this very special location where they don’t need to bother to pray in any particular direction -
Similarly there are two locations where the bearing is substantially the same over a huge area of 2,000,000 square miles -
With thanks to E A Reeves and his 1935 ‘Rugby Diagram’ which did the same thing for the bearing of Rugby wireless station, and got me interested in this subject! The *.kmz file which will display in your own copy of GE is available for a small fee.