Where would a compass point to in space?
Well it depends weather you are close to a star or space ship. In my opinion it would point closest star or place with the most electromagnetic radiation or metal.
A magnetic field exists in the space surrounding a current-carrying conductor. (Ampere's law). At the point in space where the compass sits, if the strength of the fields due to electrical conductors in the vicinity is a significant fraction of the strength of the earth's magnetic field, then the compass reading is guaranteed inaccurate.
It depends on where the compass is in the world. Asia is a big continent, and compass points and bearings would vary greatly. For instance, the initial bearing on a course from Beijing to London is 324.43° and the compass direction is NW. From Cape Horn of South America it would be entirely different.
A compass will point the same whether it is in the northern or southern hemisphere. The needle on a compass is designed to magnetically line up with the earths poles. Therefore the north end of the needle of the compass will point to earths north, and the south end of the compass needle will point towards earths south whether you are in the northern or southern hemisphere.
To draw a circle with a compass, first set the distance between the point and the pencil of the compass using a ruler. This distance is the radius. Now, place the point on the paper where you want the center of the circle. Spin the compass around the point, lightly dragging the pencil on the paper, and you will have a circle.
Its ovious why a compass points in different directions. For example, if your going north, the compass points north because your going that direction. Theres also a magnet concealed in the compass. How does the compass know what direction yoiur going. Earth it self is a magnet. When you head that direction, it will point