# #15 If the Earth is a Curved Sphere, Why Are All Horizons Flat?

According to basic math on a curved round ball the fall off of the curve is measured miles x miles x 8 inches. This we have the following table of feet and miles raised or lowered when traveling on an curved, spheroid science calls our globe.

Miles squared X 8 inches
one foot = .000189394  miles
1 mile     5.33 ft.  .12626 mile
6 miles   24 ft.
10 miles   66.666  ft.  .2626 miles
100 miles   6,666.66 ft.  1.626 miles
1000 miles   666,666 ft.    12.2625 miles
So on a view of a horizon that stretches dozens of miles in each direction one should easily see the Earth curving away and down dozens of feet on both sides, yet we never, ever do. Even from up in a plane…because we live on a plane, not a sphere

Not much curve o’ sphere to see here.

Nor seen out of the ISS Space Station. (NASA Image)

Flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

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# Salar de Uyuni; Flattest Place on Earth

Not one drop of a foot even over 200 miles. How can this be on a round sphere?

Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa)[citation needed] is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level.[1]

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Nile is the world’s longest river.

Nile, longest river in the world, c.4,160 mi (6,695 km). Over the last 1200 miles the the Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea, it drops a total of 2 FEET! How can this be when the math says it must ascend and/or descend (depending on its relation to the Equator) by some 12 miles, yet it only drops 2 Feet. hmm.

## 19 thoughts on “#15 If the Earth is a Curved Sphere, Why Are All Horizons Flat?”

1. Ζ March 1, 2016 at 10:15 am Reply

The curve is visible even on the tiny ISS window. It’s YOU that don’t want to see it.

And in the plane photo, the angle between eye-level and the horizon is noticeable, although it needs flying experience to really pint point it. But if you ever get on a plane and are properly explained where the eye-level is (guess what, it’s not on the horizon 😉 ), you’ll understand.
Unless you belong in Macchiaveli’s third category of brains.

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• Mike May 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm Reply

Not worth a comment I am too busy chasing lizards in human skin, making aluminium foil helmets, going to Masonic temples to feast upon children whilst on 2 hours escorted ward leave. I am not allowed anything sharp, please help.

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2. Karen August 9, 2016 at 11:53 am Reply

I think your measurement at 1 mile needs a correction. You have 5.33 feet, I think it should be .533 feet .

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3. cant believe people get suckered by this. February 15, 2017 at 5:55 am Reply

umm….

picture out of airplane window… hold a ruler up to it… you can see the curve… whoops!

same with the tiny sample out of ISS window… you can see the curve.
Oh! wait, according to you, there is no such thing as the ISS.. therefore this picture is faked! unless it is a man in a balloon…

picture of ocean horizon… someone processed this picure a little too much… hold a ruler up to it and it is concave! LOL

It just irks me that you are making money(from internet traffic) on people like me coming to see if people really believe this stuff.

Oh, and if you are going to refute so many things, you might want to cross check to keep your stories straight.

for example:
your Moon hoax arguments and your flat earth arguments do NOT support eachother,

which leads me to believe that you do not believe your own claims and are doing this for hits on youtube and “book” sales…

standard issue snake oil salesman.

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4. Janogo May 12, 2017 at 8:44 am Reply

The NASA and ISS photos show a quite discernible curve. However your Flaaaaaaaaaaat! photo shows quite a concave. As photos showing a flat surface they are no good. You need to Photoshop them to flatten the curves. Propaganda is useless if you don’t make the photos fit the argument.

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5. Mo Bey November 21, 2017 at 1:11 am Reply

Aren’t NASA and related photos the only ones that show curve? Or can you see this curve from a plane?

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6. Philip January 12, 2018 at 1:06 am Reply

I’d suppose it would be like @ sea level in the 360 degree ocean (no curve on horizon) … else the horizon would have to be QUITE below you/I (like out in space 1000 miles (assuming globe)). It would help if gov’ts actually produced authentic earth photos

TBH, you/I cannot see horizons in a plane due to atmospheric refraction, lensing, and/or distant haze anyway. Recall that in a plane the vanishing point or horizon (???) is hundreds of miles

Methinks a better question might be: Does the horizon-vanishing point seriously rise to eye-level on tall mountains, etc. That may require a beveled tripod or such with 360 degree panned images and cross-hairs … or an aircraft with gyroscopic leveling and precise attitude indicator …. I dunno.

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7. Simon Magus January 19, 2018 at 10:21 am Reply

Earth if flat no doubt, even without any proofs, our eyes, senses, and common sense should suffice!

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8. James Noel January 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reply

To a germ on a bowling ball the horizon would appear flat just as the earth appears to us on the much larger globe of the earth.

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9. Nordie Knutson March 5, 2018 at 5:54 am Reply

The Earth was formed like a seal to wax…..flat with hills, mountains, rivers, valley’s & plains. It’s stationary ( proved by Morley & Michaelson ) and beautiful! It’s under the firmament and the sun, moon and stars are much closer than we have been told. The p 900 cameras can zoom in on the heavenly lights and prove their closeness. The stars literally dance around us!

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10. Agustin Gonzalez March 21, 2018 at 1:00 am Reply

There is more than enough empirical evidence for flat earth. Not only Michelson Morley, Sagnag, Quantum Delayed Choice, particle wave duality and recent data confirming light speed isn’t constant in an inertial frame and the aether is fluid and moving (not the earth). If you “know” real quantum physics you will see that the lack of evidence for gravity, spinning, black holes, big bang and other constructs of the imagination is telling you not to believe everything the mainstream and stablishment tell you. Use your brain.

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• Rob December 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm Reply

Agustin, most of the experiments you have listed disprove the aether and support relativity. You’re the type of person who is mostly scientifically illiterate but tries very hard to sound as if you aren’t. You should follow your own advice and use your brain to actually learn about your citations.

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11. Agustin Gonzalez March 21, 2018 at 1:21 am Reply

If the Earth is spinning at 1,043 mph and orbiting at 66,000 mph with the Sun at 460,000 mph through the galaxy and it takes 8 minutes for the Sun’s light to get to Earth so the quantum delayed choice experimental results tell is that we shouldn’t see the Sun’s light at all. There is no observer to activate photonic memory and reorganize matter nor retake the original trajectory so we will only have an interference patern and a probability wave.

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12. Kevin McMillen October 24, 2018 at 1:46 am Reply

My comment on another forum where a poster said that Neil deGrasse Tyson stated that in an airplane you can’t see the curve of the earth.

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Neil is correct. At 30,000ft the horizon is about 220 miles away. If you were able to see a full 360° around the plane what you’re seeing isn’t the curvature of the earth but the circle of the visible horizon. Facing forward, if you turn 10° right the horizon is still about 220 miles. Turn 90°, still about 220 miles. Everywhere that you look at the horizon it’s roughly 220 miles. Turn completely around you’ve made a circle but it’s not earth curve that you’re seeing.

This is why at the beach, the horizon looks straight. Look straight ahead, look left as far as you can at the ocean, now look right, every point on the horizon that you see is roughly three miles out. The reason it looks level is because the horizon that you’re seeing is only about 6 miles of a much larger circle that you’d be able to see if the land behind you didn’t block it.

If you were able to stand on the ocean 50 miles out with a calm sea, at six feet tall your horizon would be about three miles. Turn completely around, you’ve made a full 360° circle and every point on the horizon that you see is about 3 miles out. You’re not seeing earth curve, you’re seeing the circle of the visible horizon.

In fact, if you take a 16 inch globe and a U.S. quarter place the quarter anywhere on the globe, trace a circle around the quarter, that’s actually a little bigger than what you’d see from a plane if you could see 360°around it. That circle you traced is the horizon that you’d see, not the curve of the earth.

Also, you can’t see the earth’s curve from the ISS. The horizon at 250 miles is 1429 miles away. Again you’re only seeing the circle of the visible horizon.

Kevin McMillen

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13. Paul January 26, 2019 at 1:31 am Reply

By simply compressing the images horizontally you absolutely can see the curvature very clearly.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/831k3nT4YSnTBnUi9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/o45oG9kaSCNPa43u8

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14. jeff nitrini July 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm Reply

HORIZON. not curvizon. SEA LEVEL. not sea curve. simple. no one addresses the 200 square mile salt flats missing curvature or the oceans for that matter. modern day science has become a belief rather than a practice. Scientism. I rather believe in something that offers more hope like eternal life than a cosmic explosion that formed life with no real purpose. I pray the heliocentric believers find our heavenly father through Jesus Christ. Then life suddenly makes sense. Much love everyone.

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15. Amir Reza September 21, 2020 at 2:18 pm Reply

I have a simple question, if it’s flat, where is the end point? Where is the edge? Why didn’t anyone fell of the edge yet? 😐

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16. Robert Bostian December 19, 2021 at 11:18 am Reply

The reason for the curve seen from the plane is due to the curved windows. Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson and other scientists who try to debunk flat earth has stated that you can’t see the curve with the naked eye until well over a hundred thousand feet.

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17. Todd Pellman February 25, 2022 at 12:13 am Reply

If the earth is flat, why is there a horizon at all? And why is it so close?

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