Navigation. By convention, the right hand side of a map is east. This convention has developed from the use of a compass, which places north at the top. However, on maps of planets such as Venus and Uranus which rotate retrograde, the left hand side is east.
What does east mean?
East is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. East is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of west and is perpendicular to north and south. Throughout history, the East has also been used by Europeans in reference to the Orient and Asian societies.
Is east up or down?
Most maps show North at the top and South at the bottom. To the left is West and to the right is East.
How do you know where is East West north south?
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Where is east on a compass?
The four cardinal directions correspond to the following degrees of a compass: North (N): 0° = 360° East (E): 90° South (S): 180°