Wednesday, 9 March 2016

90) “The Statue of Liberty in New York stands 326 feet above sea level and on a clear day can be seen as far as 60 miles away. If the Earth were a globe, that would put Lady Liberty at an impossible 2,074 feet below the horizon.”

Empty claim.
Again and again and again: It is true that (with a refraction coefficient of, say, 0.2) the statue of liberty shouldn't be visible from 60 miles away, unless you tried to observe it from at least 225m above sea-level.

But who says that the statue of liberty is visible from 60 miles away at sea-level and where is the evidence for that? Where? A claim is nothing without evidence.

On a clear day, i.e. a day for mirages, the Statue of Liberty  is visible from far away.

I'm going to make another prediction; using filters to show something is a mirage. We already know that the refraction index is dependent on the wavelength of light, so you can probably show something is a mirage by taking monochromatic pictures.

I'm quite optimistic this can be done. I can't find anyone that
 did, though. 

Otherwise, a polarisation filter should be able to remove the mirage, because those rays are usually bent. 

A more recent debunking of similar claims by Mr Dubay here

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