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Old Posted Sep 27, 2017, 9:45 PM
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You really realize how small this planet is from an airplane. The fact that you can easily see the curvature of earth from the ground also show that (if earth was the size of Jupiter you probably wouldn't be able to see the curvature at all, thus be able to see the skylines from some crazy distances). Nice Vancouver pic, where was it taken from?
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2017, 11:13 PM
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Nice Vancouver pic, where was it taken from?
Near Mount Baker in Washington State.
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Montreal from Mt Mansfield (121 km) taken yesterday

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FWIW, on a clear night on top of Mount Washington NH, it's apparently possible to see the city glow from Montreal to the north and Boston to the south at the same time (no skyline though).........
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 1:47 AM
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Montreal from Mt Mansfield (121 km) taken yesterday

That's a great picture! I was just in Montreal and Vermont that same weekend.

Would Mont-Royal be visible with the naked eye on the horizon?
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2017, 7:10 PM
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That really is an extreme case of nerding it out...



Photo of Mt. Rainer taken from Grouse Mountain 297km/185mi away





The top of Mt. Rainer is visible from all locations that are shaded red on the following map; http://www.heywhatsthat.com/?view=EL5WI8PQ

Using the HeyWhatsThat website you can create custom maps showing how far away certain objects/points can be seen from.

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Old Posted Dec 27, 2017, 7:22 AM
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Not true. On the coastline, it's not uncommon to see only the sails of a sailboat on the horizon but not the body of the boat. This isn't just due to waves. It only takes a few miles to knock a couple of feet off the bottom of an object due to the curvature of the Earth.
Pure bs go to a lake with binoculars , when you see what you think is the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awCx5ob04ZYboat out of sight look thru them . Not advocating the flat earth but boats going over the curvature is pure myth
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2017, 4:03 PM
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Pure bs go to a lake with binoculars , when you see what you think is the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awCx5ob04ZYboat out of sight look thru them . Not advocating the flat earth but boats going over the curvature is pure myth

https://www.metabunk.org/help-with-a...lations.t8656/

That video just seems to be on a day with particular atmospheric conditions blurring the horizon.
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