# 19/33 How Can We See Lighthouses at Distance if Earth is A Sphere?

## Is The Earth a Sphere? Lighthouses and Distant Lands

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“The distance at which lights can be seen at sea entirely disposes of the idea that we are living on a huge ball.” -Thomas Winship, “Zetetic Cosmogeny” (58)

The Isle of Wight lighthouse in England is 180 feet high and can be seen up to 42 miles away, a distance at which modern astronomers say the light should fall 996 feet below line of sight.

The Cape L’Agulhas lighthouse in South Africa is 33 feet high, 238 feet above sea level, and can be seen for over 50 miles. If the world was a globe, this light would fall 1,400 feet below an observer’s line of sight!

The Statue of Liberty in New York stands 326 feet above sea level and on a clear day can be seen as far as 60 miles away. If the Earth was a globe, that would put Lady Liberty at an impossible 2,074 feet below the horizon!

The lighthouse at Port Said, Egypt, at an elevation of only 60 feet has been seen an astonishing 58 miles away, where, according to modern astronomy it should be 2,182 feet below the line of sight!

Another great example is the Notre Dame Antwerp spire standing 403 feet high from the foot of the tower with Strasburg measuring 468 feet above sea level. With the aid of a telescope, ships can be distinguished on the horizon and captains declare they can see the cathedral spire from an amazing 150 miles away. If the Earth were a globe, however, at that distance the spire should be an entire mile, 5,280 feet below the horizon!

This is probably the most famous argument made for a ship disappearing on the horizon to convince all that the Earth is a globe. It also helps to explain why a ship could not possibly see a lighthouse at distance.

Not also, how the ship is drawn off center to make the mast appear more upright, yet it is tilted backward.  If it was a round ball we live on then the mast would be disappearing first off the horizon!

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NO Curvature, No Matter How Far Away the Distant Object Is. This is Impossible if the Earth was Curved like Heliocentrist Theory requires us to believe.

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## 8 thoughts on “19/33 How Can We See Lighthouses at Distance if Earth is A Sphere?”

1. Negdog January 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply
2. iheartiowa January 11, 2016 at 6:40 pm Reply

1. Math is incorrect by a factor of two. Statue of Liberty anomaly would be less than half what you quote here.

2. Atmospheric refraction is what causes the anomaly.

Are you saying there’s no such thing as atmospheric refraction?

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4. Ed January 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm Reply

What about the size and distance of the earth ? does this factor in as well ? take for instance how big the planet is and how small we really are in reality . Though I’ve never studied any of this but common sense takes over. But however I believe what God says in the Bible . The earth seems flat cause of our size. If NASA is lying to us , why? All those pics of the earth being round . Why don’t someone build a rocket in their backyard with a camera and prove the earth is flat instead of all this back and forth crap .All these theories yet no real pics of proof. You all must be truly bored. Show some real proof and expose the lies then.

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• iheartiowa January 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm Reply

“Why don’t someone build a rocket in their backyard with a camera and prove the earth is flat instead of all this back and forth crap ”

You don’t even need a rocket. You can do it with a balloon and less than \$400 of equipment.

This has been pointed out to the author of this blog. His response was to say that amateur experiments won’t be taken seriously – as if his blog should be taken seriously without any actual evidence!

It’s really simple folks. No flat earthers are going to do his experiment because we all know what the result would be. Meanwhile those who understand that the Earth is, indeed, globular would have no problem with the experiment – in fact it has already been done many times.

See what weasels FE people are? It should be completely obvious.

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5. Bart Sibrel January 14, 2016 at 11:38 pm Reply

If the earth were flat, then lighthouses would be at ground level! The fact that lighthouses are elevated at a great height, is BECAUSE the spherical earth curves! Sibrel.com

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• jwlpeace January 15, 2016 at 3:57 am Reply

please learn the “law of perspective” to better understand why lighthouse are perched.

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• Ruslan February 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm

If we are to believe what you’re saying then is it that the sun should change its size as it moves towards us and from us during the whole day! But it does not! Sun maintains its size throughout the day, it is fact! And small changes that happen is impossible for us to mark this occasion. the sun is enormous and very far from us.
According to their model the sun is much smaller and disappear due. we can see so far ?? Why do I still sun decline and the sun disappearing without changing its size? According to their theory the sun should become less and less as the boat disappearing into the horizon and then eventually so small we can not see it anymore!
On one of their drawings so draws you sun that resize but that is their way of illustration and not what is reality!
Horizon line is always 100% flat for a person who looks into the distance! Because. perspective!
Same goes sun light that spreads through the clouds! That our perspective we see the sun from the Earth!
You as an observer standing on Earth! Parallel light rays is possible to see / observe only if you look at the sun bright on Earth from the side! From your room!
And last but not least …. GRAVITY ???

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