It's not rocket science

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[XAP]Bob
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Re: It's not rocket science

Postby [XAP]Bob » 3 Dec 2019, 12:20pm

kwackers wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:That word “what” allowed you to correct what is usually bandied about by people who claim the earth is flat, since it allows for the appropriate difference in angle to the sun from different locations.

If the sun is always above the horizon, by an inch or a million miles, then it cannot be cut off at the bottom.

Then there's the issue of why depending on your altitude the sun sets at different times.

These days easy to do with a drone. I was flying one on Sunday, at 400' there's the sun, on the ground - dark.

In fact sunset is defined (for the purposes of Ramadan) differently for the top half of the burj khalifa - something perfectly explained by spherical geometry, and not in the slightest by your theories.
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Re: It's not rocket science

Postby kwackers » 3 Dec 2019, 12:53pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
kwackers wrote:Then there's the issue of why depending on your altitude the sun sets at different times.

These days easy to do with a drone. I was flying one on Sunday, at 400' there's the sun, on the ground - dark.

In fact sunset is defined (for the purposes of Ramadan) differently for the top half of the burj khalifa - something perfectly explained by spherical geometry, and not in the slightest by your theories.

Me? Which theories?

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Re: It's not rocket science

Postby [XAP]Bob » 3 Dec 2019, 12:55pm

Sorry - quoted you, was talking to Manc33.

Mea culpa
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Re: It's not rocket science

Postby Postboxer » 3 Dec 2019, 4:25pm

How come the stars above the poles appear to be rotating in opposite directions?