He's right. It's a picture of the summer solstice that I used as a almost representation of FE. Better ones have been made that are RE accurate as well as how FE should have it: (Tom explain how if the sun projected circles like these, there would be way more light)

You are assuming that the spotlight of the sun takes up half the area of the earth. This is wrong.

The light of the sun takes up closer to a fourth of the earth's area.

TomB is so silly. He must be senile these days.

The Sun shines on exactly one-half of the Earth every minute of every day of every season of every year.

Let's just take the simple case of the equinoxes. On these two days every year, four observers can prove TomB wrong, yet again.

1. On the NP

2. On the Equator at the sunrise terminator.

3. On the Equator at the sunset terminator.

4. On the edge. (Well, TomB, since you've changed your theory to the "infinite plane" joke, let's just say really far south.)

All four will report seeing the Sun. All four are on a great circle of the RE that passes through the poles. All four are on semi-circle that must by symmetry (I never said what time it was, so this is true for

**all** times on these days.) be one half of the surface even on the FE.

TomB fails, again.

Let's go a step farther. TomB's lame claim is that the Sun's spotlight on the equinoxes lights a circle. This is wrong. The terminator at 0 Zulu runs along the longitudes lines 90E and 90W, forming a straight line with the North Pole, running edge to edge. There are no straight lines in a circle. TomB fails twice!!