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The term northeast or Nordost (abbreviation NO, English NE) refers to a secondary celestial direction that represents the bisector between the directions north and east. In the sense of an azimuth or heading, NE has exactly 45 degrees. The sun is exactly in the NE at 3:00 AM (solar time). The adjective for this is northeasterly.

The region northeast of the center of a country, city, or other location is also called the northeast region.

See also

  • Point of the compass
  • Compass
  • Navigation

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Wiktionary: Northeast– Meaning explanations, word origin, synonyms, translations