Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: azimuth
Azimuth: Used in celestial navigation, it was the angle measured clockwise around the horizon from the North point to a point on the horizon vertically below the observed celestial object. Azimuth was determined with the help of a compass.

- North = 0/360 degrees
- East = 90 degrees
- South = 180 degrees
- West = 270 degrees.

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