What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?

This item was filled under Basics, Facts, Ocean Observations, Tides and Currents
A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the Earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (land measured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles). Nautical miles are used for charting and navigating....
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.