After the next sunset, please turn right: Bats navigate with the help of the sun

Monday, March 29, 2010 - 14:22 in Astronomy & Space

Despite the fact that bats are active after sunset, they rely on the sun as their most trusted source of navigation. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found that the greater mouse-eared bat orients itself with the help of the Earth's magnetic field at night and calibrates this compass to the sun's position at sunset.

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