Sun 3000 miles above earth

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Sun 3000 miles above earth
« on: April 26, 2006, 10:00:56 PM »
If the sun really is only 3000 miles above the earth, then how come when I am in a plane by the equator up at around 30,000 ft I can see the sun above my position? (above Mexico for instance?)

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pspunit

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Sun 3000 miles above earth
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 10:06:37 PM »
Because 30,000 feet is only 5.68 miles.
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extemporator

Sun 3000 miles above earth
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 10:08:44 PM »
Ah, looks like someone's awake.