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# Bearing problem watch

1. I don't understand how it is 30°E rather than 30°N
2. (Original post by alvan15)
I don't understand how it is 30°E rather than 30°N
Your diagram is correct. The convention is West or East of North (0 degrees), so 30E is 30 degrees clockwise (i.e. turning from N to E) from North. Personally, I prefer to state bearing as absolute angles from North, e.g. 030 degrees.

(As an aside, they're not stating true or magnetic, which would be an issue in real navigation. On a boat, you always state all three digits)

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