Five rea­sons why we know the Earth is round

How It Works - - CONSPIRACY MYTHS -

1 PHO­TOG­RA­PHY FROM SPACE

Count­less pho­to­graphs taken by satel­lites, probes and from the ISS show our Earth as a beau­ti­ful globe, which is unar­guably the great­est piece of ev­i­dence that the world is not flat.

2 LU­NAR ECLIPSE SHAD­OWS

Dur­ing a lu­nar eclipse, the Earth is placed be­tween the Moon and Sun. The shadow cast by our Earth is vis­i­bly round as a re­sult of its spher­i­cal shape.

3 DIF­FER­ENT VIS­I­BLE CON­STEL­LA­TIONS

From a flat Earth all the stars would look the same no mat­ter where in the world you were stand­ing, but this isn’t the case — dif­fer­ent con­stel­la­tions can be seen in dif­fer­ent parts of the globe.

4 WE CAN SEE FUR­THER WITH ALTI­TUDE

The higher up you are the fur­ther you will see. This is a re­sult of the Earth’s cur­va­ture. On a flat Earth, el­e­va­tion would not make a dif­fer­ence and cur­va­ture would thereby not oc­cur.

5 TIME ZONES

If Earth was flat the Sun’s light would be equally dis­trib­uted ev­ery­where; sim­i­lar to plac­ing a plate be­neath a desk lamp. This would mean we wouldn’t have any time zones, or day and night.

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