How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

  • Published on:  Monday, July 17, 2017
  • My shirt is from this quarter’s CURIOSITY BOX:

    Thanks to Mitchell for the jack-in-the-box!


    3Blue1Brown fractal dimension video:

    Mathologer video:

    Distance to horizon calculator:

    Earth curvature calculator:

    US cross section:

    Scott Kelly ISS earth pic:

    names of large numbers:

    Earth’s surface fractal dimension:

    Improbable research pancake study:

    State flatness paper:

    Mental floss article on flat states:

    Lake Islands:

    XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth:

    West Virginia map:

    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?

    WPA rules:

    Billiard ball surface scan paper:

    What state people think of as flat:

    Roche limit:

    Hey What’s That?

    Field of view:

    Angular diameter:

    Spherical cap calculator:

    amount of sphere seen from distance calculator:

    seeing Earth as a disc:

    how high to see the curvature of Earth?

    Earth from moon pics:

    Star magnitude calculator:

    Star distances:

    list of stars with resolved images:

    2d figures by me

    3d animations by Eric Langlay

    Music from Jake Chudnow:
    and Audio Network: