Which directions are opposite of each other: north-south or north-east?
Cardinal directions or cardinal points are the four main directions or points of the compass: north, east, south and west. These direction are also written in short form as N, E, S and W.
North and south are directed towards the north and south poles of the Earth. The Earth’s rotation defines east and west. The sun rises in the morning in the east, and sets in the evening in the west.