How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

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  • Published on:  Monday, July 17, 2017
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    Distance to horizon calculator: http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/hdist.htm

    Earth curvature calculator: http://earthcurvature.com/

    US cross section: https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/22cco7/us_elevation_profile_from_la_to_nyc_oc_1139x442/

    Scott Kelly ISS earth pic: https://twitter.com/stationcdrkelly/status/618407818962575360?lang=en

    names of large numbers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers

    Earth’s surface fractal dimension: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a129664.pdf

    Improbable research pancake study: http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html

    State flatness paper: http://www.disruptivegeo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/FlatMap_GeographicalReview_DobsonCampbell_2013Nov.pdf

    Mental floss article on flat states: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58976/kansas-really-flatter-pancake

    Lake Islands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_island

    XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth: https://what-if.xkcd.com/46/

    West Virginia map: https://store.usgs.gov/product/109169

    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball? https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/10763/is-earth-as-smooth-as-a-billiard-ball

    WPA rules: http://wpapool.com/rule-regulations/

    Billiard ball surface scan paper: http://billiards.colostate.edu/bd_articles/2013/june13.pdf

    What state people think of as flat: http://americangeo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AGSGeographicKnowledgeValuesSurveyFinal.pdf

    Roche limit:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roche_limit
    https://www.quora.com/Why-arent-we-affected-by-the-Roche-Limit-Earth-is-clearly-larger-than-us
    https://www.quora.com/Does-the-Roche-limit-apply-to-our-human-launched-satellites-and-other-orbiting-bodies-of-Earth

    Hey What’s That? http://www.heywhatsthat.com

    Field of view: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_view

    Angular diameter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angular_diameter

    Spherical cap calculator: http://www.1728.org/sphere.htm

    amount of sphere seen from distance calculator: http://www.neoprogrammics.com/spheres/visible_fraction_of_surface.php

    seeing Earth as a disc: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/64253/distance-away-from-earth-to-see-it-as-a-full-disk

    how high to see the curvature of Earth? https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/7283/how-high-must-one-be-for-the-curvature-of-the-earth-to-be-visible-to-the-eye

    Earth from moon pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/sets/72157658976934006/

    Star magnitude calculator: http://www.mesacc.edu/~kev2077220/flash/magcalc.html

    Star distances: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/20eyvg/what_is_the_average_distance_of_the_stars_that_we/

    list of stars with resolved images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stars_with_resolved_images

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