Offline BillyBob

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Sunrise
« on: January 17, 2014, 06:33:03 PM »
How do you people explain how the sun travels in a straight line and does not arc across the sky?

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2014, 07:09:39 PM »
How do you people explain how the sun travels in a straight line and does not arc across the sky?

Now you're just being ridiculous.



A straight line, never arcing?  Are you sure about that?

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 08:36:11 AM »
You people say that the sun travels in a circle around the earth.  It does not look that way to me. 

The videos you posted are from within the Arctic circle.  The same video could have been made within the Antarctic circle.  How do you explain this? 

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 12:46:43 PM »
You people say that the sun travels in a circle around the earth.  It does not look that way to me. 

The videos you posted are from within the Arctic circle.  The same video could have been made within the Antarctic circle.  How do you explain this?

No, it travels in a circle above the earth. 

Regarding antarctica, I don't disagree that on a spherical earth this would happen, but no one I've spoken to could verify whether it happens on ours.  How do you know it's true?  Have you been to antarctica and seen this?  I haven't.

Moreover, celestial gears would theoretically allow for a midnight sun in antarctica, too... I've simply never seen evidence that it occurs.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
The Sun only follows a 'straight' path, meaning it goes from 90 East to 270 West and passes through one's local zenith, at the Equator during the Equinox. Otherwise, it always follows an arc.
That's how far the horizon is, not how far you can see.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 08:05:13 PM »
Why does it not make a circle over my head? 

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 08:07:28 PM »
Why does it not make a circle over my head? 
Because you aren't in the centre of that circle. At the north pole in the summer it does just that.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 08:10:07 PM »
I don't live anywhere near the north pole.  However, the sun does rise and set here.  It does not do it in a circle, like flat earth theorists say it does. 

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 08:42:59 PM »
I don't live anywhere near the north pole.  However, the sun does rise and set here.  It does not do it in a circle, like flat earth theorists say it does. 
What shape does it make? Then explain how that works on a globe.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 08:53:33 PM »
On a globe, the sun rises and sets from East to West.  On a flat earth, it goes in a circle.  How do explain this? 

Thork

Re: Sunrise
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 09:11:41 PM »
Because on a flat earth it is still travelling from East to West. There is no confliction.

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East: The cardinal point on the mariner's compass 90° clockwise from due north and directly opposite west.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
East to west is a circle on a flat earth. 

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 09:24:10 PM »
Yes. East to West is also a circle on a globe. If it was a straight line it would jut out into space.

Re: Sunrise
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 08:33:57 AM »
East to west is a circle on a flat earth.
Please provide a map to explain.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 01:50:21 PM »
East to west is a circle on a flat earth.
Please provide a map to explain.
You don't have to look far, the map is easy to find in our wiki.  Here is one representation:

Re: Sunrise
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 02:32:17 PM »
East to west is a circle on a flat earth.
Please provide a map to explain.
You don't have to look far, the map is easy to find in our wiki.  Here is one representation:

The distances between Australia and south africa and south america are wrong.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 04:40:48 PM »
The distances between Australia and south africa and south america are wrong.
Nope.
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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2014, 05:46:10 PM »
The distances between Australia and south africa and south america are wrong.
Nope.
How many miles between Perth, Australia and Cape Town?  So you would pass over the south of India.

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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2014, 07:12:53 PM »
The distances between Australia and south africa and south america are wrong.
Nope.
How many miles between Perth, Australia and Cape Town?  So you would pass over the south of India.
Sorry, could I have that in English?
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Re: Sunrise
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2014, 08:27:32 PM »
The distances between Australia and south africa and south america are wrong.
Nope.
How many miles between Perth, Australia and Cape Town?  So you would pass over the south of India.
Sorry, could I have that in English?
If the picture above is correct what is the shortest distance between Perth, Australia and Cape Town in miles?  Please show the route.