19. What Goes Around, Comes Around


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…

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A quick question before we start sun gazing:

As this person found out, laughing about this subject can be rather short-lived…

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A couple of friendly reminders before we take a look at the sun:

  1. Suncream

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… and

2. Sunglasses.

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All set?

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Let’s get down to business then!

First, get out your measuring tape…

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Distance to the Sun

To start, can anyone tell me how far away…

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