Originally Posted by Gelado`
What a terrible thread!
I agree whole-heartedly. I should put an end to this travesty ASAP! However, as it appears that I am a glutton for punishment, I will continue.
Made me chuckle out loud, by the way. Thanks bud.
Originally Posted by Marco61
Sq Root (Eye Height above surface / 0.5736)
That is how far you can see on a clear day. Say you are 6ft tall, eye level is at 5 1/2 ft, but you are standing 1,000 feet above sea level.
sq root (1,005.5 / 0.5736) = 41.9 miles.
Meaning you can see 41.9 miles before the curve of Earth prevents you from seeing further.
Hummingbird told me this. Thought I'd share.
Well Im not sure of the elevation, but I am at the highest point of land locally, and I am looking out over lowland and foothills. Neither am I looking 100 miles out in a straight line, nor do the ridgelines and ranges stretch out in a straight line ahead of me. I am seeing them side to and they follow a sweeping curve. I am on the concave side of that curve.
Im not the least bit surprised a hummingbird would try to discredit me so. They surely have it out for me. Just yesterday one distracted me so much that I had to relight my joint over and over again.
They thwart my every attempt at photograghing them. I had to settle for this hummingbird moth.