1. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    A flat earth YouTuber has been asking me to share his video here. I've told him that it wasn't really good enough quality - either as an image or a debunk - but he's basically begged me to post it, so, forgive me, I couldn't help but oblige.

    What he has is a shot of the Great South Bay Bridge in New York taken with a P900:

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfXYKS1m9TM

    He was standing at 40.732422, -72.866975, which is 21.5 miles away, at an elevation of about 20 feet.

    Predicted hidden height is 139 feet, given standard refraction, and he tells me the bridge is 155 feet tall - seems right - meaning about 16 feet should be visible.

    Here's a picture of the bridge in question:


    For me, it's quite clearly at conflict with the flat earth notion, given that we can't see the lower portion of the bridge, the flat parts either side of the arch, or any sign of land.

    I tried to do a Google Earth overlay, but for some reason I haven't been able to make that work lately.

    Anyway, someone may have something to add.
  2. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    So what's to debunk? It's showing what you'd expect to see on the globe with standard refraction.

    Increasingly it seems they are going for "the Earth isn't round, it just looks like it is"
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  3. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Metabunk 2019-03-23 08-10-23.
    The model in Google Earth tops at 49m (160 feet) above the water.
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  5. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    Yah, I know it's a low level 'claim' - but it may do him good to have it analysed here. Thanks for the input. :)