What are the signs of the terrain to determine the sides of the horizon?

At noon, when the Sun is on the south side of the horizon, the shadow of objects falls clearly to the north. If you become facing north, then the back will be south, on the right – east, on the left – west. It is possible to determine the sides of the horizon (to navigate) not only beyond the Sun. So, at night you can navigate the North Star, always located above the North Pole. On a clear day, you can at any time determine the direction of the midday line by the clock. On a cloudy day, the sides of the horizon can be approximately determined by some local signs: by the crowns of trees, the location of anthills, mosses on tree trunks.
Landmarks:
• in pine, the secondary (brown, cracked) bark on the north side of the trunk rises higher than on the southern side;
• on coniferous trees, resin accumulates more abundantly from the south side;
• on the north side, trees, stones, wooden, tiled slate roofs are covered with lichens earlier and more abundantly;
• anthills are located on the southern side of trees, stumps and bushes, in addition, the southern slope of the anthills is gentle, the northern is steep;
• berries and fruits earlier redden (turn yellow) on the south side;
• in summer, the soil near large stones, trees and bushes is drier on the south side, which can be determined by touch;
• in detached trees, crowns are more magnificent and thicker on the south side;
• snow melts faster on the southern slopes;
• altars of Orthodox churches, chapels and Lutheran picks face east, and the main entrances are located on the western side;
• the raised end of the lower crossbar of the cross of the churches faces north

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