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Comparison of Globe and Flat-Earth Model Predictions with Reality

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 17:43 | Author: wabis | Topics: FlatEarth, Interactive | Comments(3)
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This page shows scenes computed with a Globe Model and a Flat-Earth Model of the Earth and compares them with corresponding Real Images of the same scene to see, which Model-Predictions match Reality.

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All Globe and Flat-Earth Model Predictions are computed with my Curvature App. Please note that the horizon of the Flat-Earth Model always is at Eye-Level of the Globe Model. On the Globe the horizon is never at Eye-Level so all objects near or behind the horizon are below Eye-Level too.

Causeway View from Marriott Hotel

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ZoomImage-InformationsGlobe Model Prediction
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This scene shows the 38 km long Causeway Bridge at Lake Pontchartrain, Lousiana. The image was taken from the 15th floor of the Marriott Hotel at the south side of the lake using a telescope with a zoom factor of about 2000 mm (35 mm equivalent).

Source: Screenshot from Soundly's Youtube Channel

Causeway View to Hotel Marriott

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ZoomImage-InformationsReal Image through Theodolite
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This scene shows the 38 km long Causeway Bridge at Lake Pontchartrain from the north side looking to the Marriott Hotel (Zoom about 3000 mm). Note that in the Theodolite View the horizontal line of the crosshair of the Theodolite is exactly at Eye-Level.

Source: Screenshot from Soundly's Youtube Channel

Causeway View Left

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Source: Screenshot from Soundly's Youtube Channel

Causeway View Center

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Source: Screenshot from Soundly's Youtube Channel

Lake Ponchartrain Transmission Line

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This scene shows one of the Lake Pontchartrain Transmission Lines, which crosses the lake in a perfectly straigh line. Over a distance of 25.9 km there are 85 identical towers with a separation of 300 m. The towers have a height of 23 m. The last 2 towers have a height of 64 m.

Image from: Soundly Proving the Curvature of the Earth at Lake Pontchartrain (Metabunk); Soundly's Youtube Channel

Comcast Skyscraper from Apple Pie Hill

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View to the Comcast Skyscraper of Philadelphia (gray building left of the crosshair) through the Auto Level of Jesse Kozlowski (a Geodetic Surveyor) from on top of Apple Pie Hill (62 m) Fire Tower (18 m) in southern New Jersey.

The horizontal crosshair is at auto level elevation of about 78 m (256 Feet) NAVD88 and shows the Eye-Level plane from the observers location. The Eye-Level plane is perpendicular to the vertical at the observer location. The distance to the top southeast corner of the Comcast Center is 52.15 km (171,100.8 Feet = 32.4 Miles). The top of the skyscraper is at elevation 307.85 m (1010 Feet) NAVD88.

The crosshair (Eye-Level Plane) intersects the Comcast building at approximately 42 m (138 feet) +/- down from the top at 266 m (873 Feet). This is because the earth curves down. On a Flat Earth the crosshair (Eye-Level Plane) would intersect the building at Eye-Level altitude of 72 m, that is about 2 scales from the bottom on the measuring rod..

A Refraction Coefficient of k = 0.13 is applied on the Globe Model, which corresponds to Standard Refraction over land.

The yellow/red measuring rod in the model is 400 m tall with a 40 m scaling. The horizon on the Globe Model is at a distance of 33.8 km (21.0 Miles) and has dropped 156 m (512 Feet) from Eye-Level or 78 m (256 Feet) from sea level corresponding to a Dip Angle of 0.264° from Eye-Level.

Oil Platform Grace

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ZoomImage-InformationsReal Image of Oil Platform Grace
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Distance to Oil Platform = 28 km; Height = 37.2 m; Observer Altitude = 72 m; Anacapa Island Distance = 50.1 km; Height = 75 m; Zoom = 2000 mm

You can find Some graphical Explanation for this scene and a Demo in the Curvature App with all data to the scene. See also Video Oil Platforms and Islands | Observation and Analysis from Jon McIntyre

Windfarm Ormonde

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ZoomImage-InformationsPanorama Image and Globe Model Prediction Overlayed
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View from St. Bees (GB) to Ormonde Windfarm:

Distance = 43.6 km; Observer Altitude = 14 m; Refraction = 0.2 (medium); Hub Height = 88 m; Tides = 2 m; Hidden = 57..75 m

Elon Mask's Tesla in Space

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ZoomImage-InformationsGlobe Model Prediction Tesla at 4000 km Altitude; https://tinyurl.com/CurveAppTesla4000
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ZoomImage-InformationsGlobe Model Prediction Tesla at 4000 km Altitude; https://tinyurl.com/CurveAppTesla4000
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ZoomImage-InformationsGlobe Model Prediction Tesla at 7000 km Altitude; https://tinyurl.com/CurveAppTesla7000
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ZoomImage-InformationsGlobe Model Prediction Tesla at 7000 km Altitude; https://tinyurl.com/CurveAppTesla7000
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Image from ISS

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ZoomImage-InformationsReal Image from ISS: Alt = 400 km, FocalLength = 28 mm
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ZoomImage-InformationsReal Image from ISS: Overlayed with Globe Model Prediction
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ISS is at an Altitude of 400 km. Focal Length of the used Camera-Lens is 28 mm for a 35 mm equivalent sensor size.

Comments

1Marc 2/16/2018 | 14:51

Heyo, der absolute Hammer!
Flat Earth rest in peace!
Vielen Dank!
Gruess
Marc

21 4/7/2018 | 15:59

why on flat earth skyline starts from eye level?? wtf with u? and where is perspective, dude?

3wabiswalter@bislins.ch (Walter Bislin, Author of this Page) 4/7/2018 | 16:31

Skyline on FE starts from eye level if your eyes are near the ground. As higher you go, the lower the skyline appears with respect to the horizon line, depending on the distance to the skyline. Check out Flat-Earth: Finding the curvature of the Earth.

Perspective is built into the model. In fact the model is based on perspective. Perspective says, the angular size of objects decreases with distance, so they appear smaller. But you can zoom in to magnify the object to any size, depending on the zoom capabilities of your device.

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