[XAP]Bob wrote:You still haven’t even explained how the sun sets, or rises.
The famous Willis tower skyline photo was being shown on a news article, listen to what the guy says at 3:02"The atmosphere really is like, acting like, a lens"
Here's a still from that video showing the effect:
If the sun is moving away from us and getting magnified for the observer as it moves away, then it's all explained, the apparent horizon in front of the sun must block the bottom of the sun and the reason is the magnification effect detailed above. This gets so extreme that the horizon eventually completely covers the sun, or a boat, or a building, or a hill, or anything else.
In addition to water in the atmosphere causing this effect, a sunset has also been filmed where drone flight footage showed the sun not going behind the horizon and eventually fading away into the air. Skip to 2 mins here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2Jb9QFTaQM
- this isn't possible if Earth is a globe, it could never happen since geometrically the curvature would always need to be there, regardless of conditions.
All of this shows there doesn't have to be a curvature there to cause sunset. The notion that curvature and only curvature could be causing it, is based on most peoples misunderstanding of how optics works. Most people arguing about this are still trying to use photos to claim curvature is there or claim the horizon is flat
, when both claims are wrong because all lenses are curved - thus any and all lenses inherently must cause some apparent curvature in a photo (barrel distortion), it just depends on the type of lens used as to the extent of it. A fish eye lens is one extreme, whereas a really high quality non-wide angle rectilinear lens would I suppose be the other end of the scale, with minimal - but still existing
- lens distortion. You can't get rid of it.
So I have covered two things there:
1. How the sun can set on a flat plane without curvature needing to be there.
2. Why no curvature is there (the DITRH drone sunset footage).
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