I was intrigued by an article I came across the other day about airport runway numbers being changed in Las Vegas and Seattle due to shifts in the earth's magnetic field. Although I knew that the earth's magnetic north pole isn't found right at the top of its rotational axis, and that it shifts over time, I hadn't really thought about how those changes could affect navigation. If you're interested in how all this relates to runways, today's California puzzle will provide some education:
Runways Of The World Unite!!!
And just because I think it's cool, check out this satellite view of a "cemetery" in Tuscon, AZ. Zoom out and look up to the northwest for even more of it.
Tomorrow we'll ...
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