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How Far Is the Horizon

The horizon is far. You see 200+ miles from a commercial aircraft

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The distance to the horizon depends on how high you are observing it. If you are 5'6'’, standing on the shoreline, the horizon appears around 2.75 miles away from you. However, if you are observing the horizon on an aircraft high up in the sky, you might be able to see…




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Artturi Jalli

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