Monday, November 28, 2016

How big is the circumference of Antarctica on a flat earth?

On a flat plane the globe actually has been pushed flat with the continent Antarctica cracked open as being the inside out. This means that at the far edges of our know world there is a big rim or ring of ice. So based on the know dimensions of a globe earth how far away from the noth-pole lies Antarctica and what is the circumference?

Known dimensions of Antarctica

Based on source (1) Antarctica has a surface-area of exactly 14.000.000 km^2. This number is very striking in my opinion, as it looks made-up or the dimensions have been guessed or it is disinformation. Based on this figure we can estimate the distance of the average radius of the continent on a globe model and then we know what the average latitude is. If we know that we can translate this information into a flat earth model.

Calculating the radius and latitude

Based on the "known" area we can calculate the radius of that area, taking the south-pole as the centre of Antarctica. It results in [14.000.000/pi]^(1/2) = 2111 km. This average distance from the south-pole would be located at sin-1(2111/6371) = 19,35 degrees from the south-pole and that would mean it lies at a latitude of 70,65 degrees south. This then actually is 90+70,65 = 160,65 degrees from the north-pole.

Calculating the circumference of Antarctica

On a flat earth the radius up to 160,65 degrees from the north-pole would result in a radius of 2*pi*6371*160,65/360 = 17863 km. So in this case the rim of ice is at this distance from the north-pole on a flat plane. Based on this radius the circumference of Antarctica (inside is outside) would actually be 17863*2*pi = 112.236 km.

Calculating the circumference up to the south-pole

Given the forgoing method of calculation, on a flat earth the south-pole (180 degrees from the norht-pole), the radius would be 2*pi*6371*0,5 = 20.015 km and the circumference 20.015*2*pi = 125.758 km. This maybe coincides with the distance to the firmament or dome, or maybe there is even more land beyound the told south-pole (as there might not be 360 degrees of earth (north-south) but maybe 400 degrees). This of-course is guessing.

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Sources:
(1) https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica

2 comments:

  1. You seem to know your math, but your extremely fast processor I think caused you to over look this simple experiment you can do from home. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    Earth shape experiment.

    On a globe model making a 90 degree angle. With the equator and north to south pole lines, proves you can have a right angle on a sphere if looking directly at it... You will hold your compass and see it faces north, then you will turn 90 degrees and travel around the equator, will you agree with the 90 degree angel equatorial path?
    Next you will go to the 45 degree north latitude and point your compass due north, then turn 90 degrees, and follow that angle method all the way around the globe. Creating a point on the opposite side on the 45 degree south latitude 180 degrees east or west from the original point. If we agree this is possible on a globe. Then at this new point you will point your compass due north like before, and turn 90 degrees, and follow this path. If you travel towards the equator then it is a sphere. If you project towards Antarctica then the earth is flat. Simple, easy, and logical. Can be tested, and repeated with 100% accuracy everytime. All you need is a plane right?
    nope, just wait and try to replicate this on the flat earth model. this is where it got me and where I saw that circumnavigation isn't the same.

    Now trying it on a flat earth map where the equator would be. point a compass due north, and turn 90 degrees follow a straight path like before and you will see you end up in Antarctica and not circumnavigate the equator. 90 degrees is 90 degrees on a globe or a plane. Just because you constantly point your compass due north is the flat earth trick, not point it north once and turn 90 degrees like the experiment states.

    I came up with this last night, and it took me off the flat earth possibility.

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  2. This method would also work if the earth would be a concave. Problem is how do you know if you are travelling in a straight path. Only method is using your compass. On a flat earth you actually would be walking a curved line (2D), but on a globe or concave earth that would be a straight line on a curved shape resulting in the same curved line (3D). Only way you would be able to do this is using a strong laser. You set it up at point A at which the laser is pointing accurately at 90 degrees of the north-pole due to the west or east. You take a GPS reading of point A and then walk as far as you can see the laser-beam. If you put the laser at ground-level, on a globe after 5 km it would be visible already as it would shine over you (at 5 km is 1,96 m curvature drop). If you do see it, then take a second GPS reading. There should be a difference in the longitude and latitude reading if you are on a flat earth. On a globe or concave there wouldn't be a difference in the latitude reading.

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