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What Countries are Due East and West of the Americas?

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I tested the above by having another world map open on my other screen.  Due to the curvature of the earth, we are unable to witness any of this. According to Wikipedia, our limitations are as follows:

  • For an observer standing on the ground with height = 1.70 metres (5 ft 7 in), the horizon is at a distance of 4.7 kilometres (2.9 mi).

  • For an observer standing on the ground with height = 2 metres (6 ft 7 in), the horizon is at a distance of 5 kilometres (3.1 mi).

  • For an observer standing on a hill or tower of 100 metres (330 ft) in height, the horizon is at a distance of 36 kilometres (22 mi).

  • For an observer standing at the top of the Burj Khalifa (828 metres (2,717 ft) in height), the horizon is at a distance of 103 kilometres (64 mi).

  • For an observer atop Mount Everest (8,848 metres (29,029 ft) in altitude), the horizon is at a distance of 336 kilometres (209 mi).

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In conclusion, the furthest we can see, if there are no obstacles or structures obscuring our view, is about 336 km’s before we are stumped by the curvature of the earth. However, you will need a telescope and atmospheric conditions need to be perfect.

Best of luck explaining this to exponents of the flat earth theory.


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