compass-31. If North is at the top, West to East spells “WE” across the compass.
2. Memorize which hand you write with: if you face North, West will be on the LEFT and East on the RIGHT.
3. In winter, the sun is lower in the sky (closer to the horizon); in summer, sun is higher.
4. The following diagram is facing South in a Northern hemisphere winter:
daytime shadows
5. Shadows are opposite the sun, so in the morning in L.A. for example, your shadow will be in the Northwest (NW) and in the afternoon, Northeast (NE).