How to figure out which way your house faces. If you don't already know which way your house faces, a compass will suffice (and yes, the one in Google Maps works). If you're in a house, look at the front door and check which way the compass points. That's probably north.
If you have a smartphone, there are several apps that will show you this information on the map. Yelp has a "Where are we on the map" tool that will show you on a map where different businesses are located within walking distance of each other. It's useful for finding gas stations, restaurants, and hotels if you get lost along the way.
Another option is Google Maps. Open up the app and click on the menu icon in the top-right corner. Then select "What direction is the moon?" It'll show you on the map where the moon is tonight and where it will be in the morning. Pretty cool idea, right?
Yet another option is Facebook Map Tools. Look under the More section for "Where is my home town on Earth?" This tool will show you on a map where you think your hometown is around the world. Even if it's not exactly where you think it is, it might give you an idea about where else people find themselves.
And finally, there's GeoNames.
How to Determine the Direction of the House
If you want a precise measurement, you may also use a real compass.
According to Vastu principles, all directions are equally beneficial for the orientation of a house. However, west-facing residences have become the third most popular choice for residents, with north and east-facing properties ranking first and second, respectively. The reason for this preference is that people believe that living in a west-facing house will cause health problems due to lack of sunlight.
However, medical science has proven that living in a sun-exposed area does not necessarily lead to illness. According to Dr. Edward Group: "Those who live in sunny climates tend to live longer than those who do not. The reason for this is that sunlight is good for the body." He also added that sunlight is necessary for healthy skin, eyes, and immune system function. Therefore, living in a west-facing house will not harm your health.
Furthermore, living in a west-facing house will allow you to benefit from natural light throughout the day. This will make it easier to wake up naturally and avoid using an alarm clock, which can be bad for your health over time.
In conclusion, living in a west-facing house is safe for your health. It will not cause any problems by being too bright or too dark, and it will not hinder your ability to wake up naturally every morning.
Identifying which direction your garden faces If you face the south with your back to the wall at the back of your house, you have a south-facing garden. The more southerly the sun's rays fall on your garden, the more of it will grow. Gardens that get full sunlight for most of the day are said to have a full-season supply of water. Those that receive partial shade or even full shade need to be supplemented with extra water during hot, dry summers.
In addition to providing light and heat in winter, the sun's energy also helps plants grow during the warmer months. Plants need the sun's energy to make food through photosynthesis, so they always try to get as much sunlight as possible. However, not all parts of the world have access to direct sunlight for most of the year, so these gardens must rely on sunlight reflected off of other objects such as roads, buildings, and clouds. These indirect sources of light are called "indirect sunlight." Some plants prefer full-spectrum light while others require filtered light. For example, plants of the mustard family don't like direct sunlight, but they do well in half-shade under trees or along fences.
Some plants are designed specifically for indoor growing conditions.
What is a north-facing home? A home where the main entry is towards the north direction is a north-facing home. A north-facing plot of land would have all seasons available to it, except for in the most northern parts of the country.
The main advantage of a north-facing home is that it will receive more sunlight during the day than other directions, which means it will be warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer. Disadvantages include having to deal with snow in the winter and heat in the summer. Land that faces north or northeast is called a northeast-facing property. One side or the other may be considered best, but not both.
A south-facing home receives less sunlight during the day but more at night when the moon is down. This is because it is directly opposite the sun during part of the day and so sees no direct light. However, if you are on the equator you won't notice any difference between north and south-facing properties during the day or night.
East- and west-facing homes get less sunlight throughout the year. East-facing houses tend to be colder in the winter and hotter in the summer, while west-facing houses experience the opposite problems.
Up, down, in, out, left, right, forward, backward, or sideways are all examples of relative directions. The cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west) can also be used to represent direction. For example, north is the direction that most cities are located on, so saying I went north would mean that I went into a city. Directions such as these can be expressed using the prepositions in, up, down, etc.
Direction can also be described as toward the north, toward the south, toward the east, or toward the west. These directional descriptions are often called compass points.
There are also four imaginary directions that can be used in place of the words north, south, east, and west: above, below, behind, and ahead. They can only appear as part of certain phrases; for example, "to go upstairs" means to go into your house through the first floor window, but not through the second floor one because those are not upstairs from where you're standing.
Now let's look at some sentences containing various types of directions.
Here are some sentences with relative directions:
I went east on Main Street and then south on Market Street. (east and then south)
She turned west at the end of the street.