Wednesday 9 March 2016

99) “Viewed from a ball-Earth, Polaris, situated directly over the North Pole, should not be visible anywhere in the Southern hemisphere. For Polaris to be seen from the Southern hemisphere of a globular Earth, the observer would have to be somehow looking “through the globe,” and miles of land and sea would have to be transparent. Polaris can be seen, however, up to over 20 degrees South latitude.”

This is basically a statement that Polaris can't be seen below the equator. But it can be, because of axial tilt. Not much of a surprise there.  Anybody hoping to see Polaris from Lima (12°S), Jakarta (6°S) or Kinshasa (4°S) is in for a disappointment. Because you can't. This claim is nothing but false.

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