1. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    The maker of that video thinks the sun is 80-100 feet wide and as little as 16,000 feet above the earth!
  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    wonder what the wingspan of a seagull is.. Of course his entire experiment proves Mick's experiment, so it is a confusing video.

    Source: https://youtu.be/Y0NOuP6No2o?t=17
  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    I think all bets are off after someone makes a statement like this. Why are they even attempting to measure anything if they feel like nothing is real, and that observable reality varies by individual?

    The "everything is a simulation" is kind of the end point of conspiratorial thinking - once you've gone past the Moon landings being faked, Sandy Hook being faked, and the planes crashing into the WTC being holograms, then it's not a huge step to the Mandela effect, and then simulations.

    Being in a "simulation" is an interesting philosophical idea, and it might even eventually be kind of real. But for practical purposes it's meaningless. The universe runs of very consistent and very accurate laws of physics. Things like the position of the sun are measurable, often to incredible levels of accuracy.

    I left his comment on his video:
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  4. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    Depends on the gull, but the larger ones like The European Herring Gull and The Greater Black Back can reach up to 5' 7"
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  5. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

    I dunno. I saw one the other day that stood about 8,000 feet tall. But then, my individual simulation is probably groovier than most.
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  6. DRutherford

    DRutherford New Member

    Excellent explanation and experiment showing more dense clouds are visible in front of the sun and less dense clouds appear behind the sun. I’m wondering if you have any experimentation with how the sun also appears to illuminate less dense clouds from the opposite direction when, because of this illusion, the sun appears to set inside cloud cover?
  7. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Perhaps you could give an example of what you mean?
  8. Trailspotter

    Trailspotter Senior Member

    This is due to Mie scattering - aerosols scatter light predominantly in the forward direction. It results in thin clouds and contrails being brightest when backlit.
  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe something like?
    Metabunk 2018-01-26 09-13-57. Metabunk 2018-01-26 09-14-43. Metabunk 2018-01-26 09-16-24.
  10. DRutherford

    DRutherford New Member

    Similar to this?
  11. yes, seems like.