The wife surprised me yesterday by relating some ‘fact The Phantom had passed on when he was here a few years back. According to the wife at least, he said in order to find ‘North’, you look at a crescent moon, draw a line from tip to tip and extend it to the horizon. Where it touches… there’s North. I was as much amazed she’d remembered it all these years and trotted it out when she needed it as I was about the suggestion! 🙂
The reason it came up was that she was coming home and looked at the moon. Last night it was almost a perfect crescent… except the visual part pointed towards earth and it was horizontal… much like a smile in the sky!
The problem is of course that if you drew a horizontal line across it and continued it… it would never reach the horizon! Maybe the Phantoms suggestion only works in the UK??