Round Earth Illusion vs Flat Earth Reality

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Re: Round Earth Illusion vs Flat Earth Reality
« Reply #120 on: October 29, 2016, 10:13:57 PM »
And if there are no buildings or trees or other obstructions? Certainly you'd be able to bring the sun back into focus. Especially with today's modern scopes.

yes, if you had no obstructions like the atmosphere, trees, buildings, or the flat ground accelerating through the path of the light.

no. just. no. I am in Illinois, I should be able to look across the great plains with a space telescope and see the Rocky Mountains.  That is not possible

Re: Round Earth Illusion vs Flat Earth Reality
« Reply #121 on: October 30, 2016, 04:42:30 PM »
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yes, if you had no obstructions like the atmosphere, trees, buildings, or the flat ground accelerating through the path of the light.

Take note of the bold part. The reason why you are unable to see the rocky mountains from Chicago is the atmoplane. The air isn't totally clear. As you move away from objects, they become obscured in the distance.

Re: Round Earth Illusion vs Flat Earth Reality
« Reply #122 on: November 01, 2016, 08:41:35 AM »
The sun gets smaller and smaller as it moves away and the light gets dimmer and dimmer as well!  Just see how far you can see on a dark night, traveling in the country, with your headlights. 


Except the sun does not get smaller throughout the day.  Have you actually looked at the sun before?

This is from the light source perspective, in this case a car. However, if you were on a hill ten miles away with direct line of sight, you would be able to see these headlights in the distance, even though they do not light up the area around you at all! And these lights will get larger and larger as they get closer, despite all the atmosphere in the way.