“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!
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.
(fake it ’til ya make it up. Why we don’t see what we really see)
Trigonometry Math for Curved Earth. Miles X Miles X 8 inches equals drop of curve.
80 X 80 X 8 = 4,226 ft. or a drop of over 4/5th’s of a mile would have to occur, yet doesn’t because…wait or it…it’s all a mirage!
Very Rare Mirage over Lake Michigan!
Heliocentrists are forced to tell us it is all in our heads and just a mirage…just like the Sun and Moon and Stars moving and rotating above us each day and night
Click on the picture from Tyler Folkert to really see it. The lights look reddish because they are coming from over 80 miles away. The red color (with the longest wavelength) is best able to survive the 80 miles through the air. It’s the same reason the sun changes from white light during the day to yellow, orange or red at sunset. I’ve had a (now it’s up to) many calls and emails from viewers who have seen the lights of Milwaukee tonight at the Lake Michigan shoreline! This is a VERY rare event, usually occurring from mid-April to mid-May on clear, calm nights. Usually, of course, you can’ t see Milwaukee because the Earth is curved and Milwaukee’s tallest buildings are below the horizon. However, once in a VERY great while, the lights of Milwaukee will bounce off a temperature inversion and then become visible along the lakeshore here in Michigan. From the Minnesota Sea Grant website: “In Rainbows, Haloes and Glories, author Robert Greenler reported that one April night the residents of Grand Haven, Mich. looked across Lake Michigan and saw city lights and a flashing red beacon. Their sightings were later confirmed to have been the city of Milwaukee, Wisc.
FYI, your calculations do not factor in the distance to the horizon. Assuming there is a sphere Earth, you would first have to subtract the distance to the horizon as calculated with the Pythagorean theorem. Once the distance to the horizon is calculated, that number should be subtracted from the total distance the object has reported to have been seen. Using the Statue of Liberty example, at a height of 326′, the distance to the horizon would be 22.1 miles. 60-22.1=37.9 mi. From this tangent to the sphere, which would be the horizon, the new height can be calculated at approximately 958′. A number that still defies what we are told, but significantly lower than 2,074′.
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The video is actually showing a ship which is still on *this side* of the horizon line, so no wonder it’s bottom is still visible. The spherical nature of the horizon can be seen clearly when observing tall ships on a clear day, with their masts appearing on the horizon long before the hull.
As for the observed viewing distances especially over (cool) water bodies on (warm) summer days far exceeding the simple geometric considerations due to Earth curvature, this is due to refraction within temperature inversion layers which can be significant. Look at the setting Sun and realize how it’s spherical shape is flattened – same reason! No flat-Earth magic necessary.
+continuouslyseekingtruth … I noticed you have the seed embedded within the flower of life as your profile pic… did you know when you take the ley lines of earth and lay them out over a flat earth map they literally make the seed and flower of life design??? the fingerprint of God is embedded right into the flat earth…