Last post I showed you that
- no matter high up you go, the horizon is always flat;
- mathematical calculations for the curvature of a globe do not match what we see in reality;
- the reason why ships and buildings appear to “be hidden by the curvature” is due to perspective; and
- perspective shows us that the sun is close, and not actually changing height.
In this post, we’re going to shift our gaze off the horizon, and go take a closer look at the sun…
A quick question before we start sun gazing:
As this person found out, laughing about this subject can be rather short-lived…
A couple of friendly reminders before we take a look at the sun:
Let’s get down to business then!
First, get out your measuring tape…
Distance to the Sun
To start, can anyone tell me how far away…
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