Explanation: a mnemonic device to remember the direction of Sunrise and Sunset.
East is Least and West is Best is a method for memorizing the magnetic variation. East variation – the compass heading is less than true heading —- if there is 3 degrees east variation, a compass pointing at 270 magnetic is actually pointing at 273 true. This has nothing to do with sunrise or sunset…..
Declination. Not variation. Otherwise, correct.
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