Antalia, 2017/08/29

About this measurement

Evidence produced

Horizon at -5.1º below eye-level (likely indicates device miscalibration)
Position of the Sun at 8:45, 8:46, 9:37, 10:08, 11:44, 12:19
Position of the Sun at 12:41, 14:06, 14:19, 15:10, 15:17, 15:45
Position of the Sun at 15:47

Raw data and spreadsheet

Complete spreadsheet (google docs)

Comparison with predictive models

Data interpretation

As with Jon Coxon, the azimuth data has too big of an error margin. So we need to throw it away.

The elevation data follows the shape of the globe prediction, but with a steady distance. This can be possibly explained by a device miscalibration, which is reinforced by the horizont picture showing the horizon -5.1º below eye-level. If wee consider Jon Coxon elevation measurements correct, then Maxim’s device is off by -5.1+0.7 = -4.4º. By correcting that, we get a closer fit:

Elevation vs time, account for a 4.4º miscalibration

But still with a steady ~5º distance from the globe curve. Not really sure what to make of that. Worth noting that the globe model is still able to predict the time for sunset there.


The data points more to a round direction than to a flat one, but it’s still not that perfect fit we’re after. Science is made with repeatable, measurable, observable and testable evidence from independent sources. We need more.

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