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East is a direction in geography. It is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points, opposite of west and at right angles to north and south. East is the direction toward which the Earth rotates about its axis, and therefore the general direction from which the Sun appears to rise. A common compass rose as is found on a nautical chart showing both true and magnetic north with magnetic declination A compass rose is a figure displaying the orientation of the cardinal directions, north, south, east and west on a map or nautical chart. ... East may refer to: East, a cardinal direction Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), an all-superconducting non-circular section nuclear fusion experiment facility being build at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science Eastern world, refering to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, or Asia Eastern, a cultural explanation The part of... This article is about positional information. ... Cardinal point redirects here. ... This article is about the navigational instrument. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... This article is about angles in geometry. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... The axis of rotation of a rotating body is a line such that the distance between any point on the line and any point of the body remains constant under the rotation. ... Sol redirects here. ...


The etymology of east is from a Proto-Indo-European language word for dawn, *hausos. Cf. Latin aurora and Greek eōs. Eostre, a Germanic goddess of dawn, might have been a personification of both dawn and the cardinal point. The Proto-Indo-European language (PIE) is the hypothetical common ancestor of the Indo-European languages, spoken by the Proto-Indo-Europeans. ... Dawn in Peng Chau, Hong Kong. ... *Hausos (h2aus-os-) was the goddess of Dawn in Proto-Indo-European religion. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Eostre (Easter) and Ostara are the name of a putative Germanic goddess. ...


By convention, an ordinary terrestrial map is oriented so the right side is east. This convention dates from the Renaissance. Many medieval maps were oriented with the Orient (the East) east at the top, which is the source of the verb orient. It has been suggested that Convention (norm) be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Map (disambiguation). ... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... The Orient is a term traditionally used in Western culture to refer to the Middle East (Southwest Asia and Egypt), South Asia and East Asia. ...

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Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Cardinal point redirects here. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top Look up North in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ordinal directions are the four compass directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, located halfway between the cardinal directions. ... Ordinal directions are the four compass directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, located halfway between the cardinal directions. ... A compass rose with South highlighted South is most commonly a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. ... Ordinal directions are the four compass directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, located halfway between the cardinal directions. ... A compass rose with west highlighted This article refers to the cardinal direction; for other uses see West (disambiguation). ... Ordinal directions are the four compass directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, located halfway between the cardinal directions. ... A modern compass card. ...

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