Ortungswinkel - locating angle
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dear all, 

what is "ortungswinkel" ( locating angle ) ? 
today i noticed a stroke at  02.10.2015 16:12:34.826867174 UTC
location of the lightning was Lat/Lon: -4.405123 / 18.224421 
my possition is: 16 17' 1" East 48 8' 57" North --> JN88dd45at

www.lightningmaps.org tells me that Ortungswinkel is: 189 degress 
accidentally i noticed i get a different value if i calculate the angle. 
on my linux box i have a command line tool called "qth" which tells me 178 degrees.
if i use google earth the result is 177.55 deg which is as rounded value the same as qth's result.
but both are quite different from the result of lightningmaps.org

on other hand i can't believe that ightningmaps.org does bad mathematics.
so my question: what is this value for called in german "ortungswinkel" ? 

kind regards 
hans 

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Ortungswinkel - locating angle - by hans.mayer - 2015-10-02, 17:10
RE: Ortungswinkel - locating angle - by Steph - 2015-10-04, 15:36

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