posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 12:37 PM
Muslims are supposed to point towards Mecca when they do their prayers, right?
How do they determine the direction of Mecca when very far away on the globe? If you look at a map, it could appear to be in different directions
depending on the projection of the map used.
The reason I ask is because I was eating lunch today in a Pakistani restaurant and some guy came in and started doing the Muslim prayer and he was
definitely pointing in a northeasterly direction from New York City. That's certainly not the direction I'd think Muslims would point (more
southeast I'd think).
I guess this answers it, along the great circle line it would be NE:
[edit on 2/8/2006 by djohnsto77]