3 thoughts on “Seeing the Curvature of the Earth

  1. I can’t help being the stinker here, but what? Gasp, shock, and horror, the Earth is round?

    I was wondering if that one would rear its head in at some point. I guess I did 🙂

  2. Ha! I know. But there’s no denying the delight that many feel upon seeing it with their own eyes for the first time. Including a lot of astronauts, all of whom have flown a tad higher than FL510. 🙂

  3. I got to see first hand on a flight from SoCal to NorCal. I believe the flight was from Long Beach to San Jose, in the late 80’s. The pilot announced that the curvature could be seen. I looked to the left and I could see an ever so slight curve in the Pacific and to the right it was total darkness. I was so excited, I was afraid to move.

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