1. RayB

    RayB New Member

    If 3 towers are placed equidistant at the same latitude will the middle tower appear offset when lining up in view either end Tower? I call it looking over Earth’s shoulder.
     
  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, consider, for example, three very tall towers at various points on the arctic circle
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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Here's three 800km high towers on the 45°N line of latitude:
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    It's not something that's actually practical. But perhaps useful for getting an understanding of how lines of latitude differ from great circles. Here's the great circle (shortest distance over the globe) between the two outside towers. 20171110-102307-ro65s.