How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

  • Published: 17 July 2017
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    Earth curvature calculator:

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    Earth’s surface fractal dimension:

    Improbable research pancake study:

    State flatness paper:

    Mental floss article on flat states:

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    XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth:

    West Virginia map:

    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?

    WPA rules:

    Billiard ball surface scan paper:

    What state people think of as flat:

    Roche limit:

    Hey What’s That?

    Field of view:

    Angular diameter:

    Spherical cap calculator:

    amount of sphere seen from distance calculator:

    seeing Earth as a disc:

    how high to see the curvature of Earth?

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Comments • 37 071

  • Ben's Boring Videos
    Ben's Boring Videos  1 hours back

    If you move away far enough you can see one side, or half of the Earth's surface at once.

    Just saved you 26 minutes.

    • Mein Mein
      Mein Mein  2 hours back

      *But 5*

      *Sextillion Atoms*

      • Jack Eason
        Jack Eason  2 hours back

        The Earth’s surface is cool, of course it is! It’s got lichen and... monster trucks

        • Matt Whalen
          Matt Whalen  5 hours back

          We are ants

          • Matt Marshall
            Matt Marshall  5 hours back

            why can’t he teach my science class, i love science and everything ab it and i love how confusing it is but my teacher ruins it

            • Car Jeet
              Car Jeet  8 hours back

              6.6k flat earthers saw this

              • FiZZy
                FiZZy  10 hours back

                all the dislikes are flat earthers

                • Neonsixx
                  Neonsixx  13 hours back

                  So Neil says it's a pear shape now we jump back to the round shape I truly love round earth and my fancy outer space with all kinds of cool stuff flying around that I really don't need to know anyting of but I love outer space so much I'm having trouble what's going on this seems weird 🤔

                  • ICh Du
                    ICh Du  14 hours back

                    Everything duuuh, the world is flat

                    • Aidan Gittings
                      Aidan Gittings  16 hours back

                      For how much of a meme he is, he’s pretty smart.

                      • Grizzly
                        Grizzly  20 hours back

                        Look at a map :D

                        • House of Bamboo
                          House of Bamboo  21 hours back


                          • Blue MoonYT
                            Blue MoonYT  22 hours back

                            1:19 it says map porn

                            • Deepwinter
                              Deepwinter  1 days back

                              "Earth is made of stuff." --Vsauce 2017

                              • Carlos Pliego
                                Carlos Pliego  1 days back

                                Thank you! Awesome. Keep doing this!

                                • Seth Wyrick
                                  Seth Wyrick  1 days back

                                  It would actually be a lot more than that because the earth gets more dense the farther you get to the core

                                  • Maynase3
                                    Maynase3  1 days back

                                    So I wake up to seeing this on my phone. Sorry for falling asleep to you Michael

                                    • Killval
                                      Killval  1 days back

                                      All of it, cuz it's flat, duh.

                                      • Paradiazine
                                        Paradiazine  1 days back

                                        I was watching ASMR and suddenly... *boom* HEY! VSAUCE! MICHAEL HERE!

                                        • Kevin
                                          Kevin  1 days back

                                          The amount of "or is it"s and "or are they"s in this video is mind blowing, stop questioning everything I believe

                                          • Swapple The Apple
                                            Swapple The Apple  1 days back


                                            • Yuryol 1
                                              Yuryol 1  2 days back

                                              Earth is still flat

                                              • LoneWolfVeteran Nair
                                                LoneWolfVeteran Nair  2 days back

                                                If there are what...hundreds upon thousands of satellites above us. Why cant any of them actully take a picture? 101z. The Hubble 🔭 takes pictures of the Universe but not of the earth. ISS is always up there and... They must be pretty busy underwater taking all those photos with 1% disclosure. We must have a flat Mars and a Flat Jupiter with 36 Flatmoons? And the Galaxy we are in, must be a flat galaxy? Right?
                                                Why cant the 🌎 be a Pyramid Earth? Or a Cube Earth?

                                                • Krontex
                                                  Krontex  2 days back

                                                  2020 anyone?

                                                  • Julian Ludwig
                                                    Julian Ludwig  2 days back

                                                    Hmm feels good.

                                                    • Coleman Walls
                                                      Coleman Walls  2 days back

                                                      How far do you have to be to see the earth? Vsauce- “the earth would feel flatter than a pancake.”

                                                      • nepalnt2121
                                                        nepalnt2121  2 days back

                                                        this is literally the greatest video ever

                                                        • Aron Syvänen
                                                          Aron Syvänen  3 days back

                                                          The eye ball would not be the size of the moon. The moon would be the size of an eyeball

                                                          • Project GamerBR
                                                            Project GamerBR  3 days back

                                                            The Canis Majoris Star should look like an infinite fire wall on the space

                                                            • Taylor Noelle
                                                              Taylor Noelle  3 days back

                                                              I live in Florida and I didn’t even know that

                                                              • Uygar Ramos Oztas
                                                                Uygar Ramos Oztas  3 days back

                                                                4:16 cuz the earth is flat

                                                                • Shaggy Rogers
                                                                  Shaggy Rogers  3 days back

                                                                  Why did I know it was florida

                                                                  • Arian Kukaj
                                                                    Arian Kukaj  3 days back

                                                                    I love you too mike 😘

                                                                    • Emerqld
                                                                      Emerqld  3 days back

                                                                      Ow much of y'ou'r are face can see at 1nce?
                                                                      none becauz it so uglee 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

                                                                      • Ligma is lethal
                                                                        Ligma is lethal  3 days back

                                                                        "The eart is not flat" hold my beer bitch imma tell you something new

                                                                        • Mattson Claybrook
                                                                          Mattson Claybrook  4 days back

                                                                          0:10 AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHhh

                                                                          • Abo Machine
                                                                            Abo Machine  4 days back

                                                                            Space is fake. Iss is hoax. Spacerace are fake. The earth is a close system. No one can leave the earth

                                                                            • Lx Ix
                                                                              Lx Ix  4 days back


                                                                              • brandon jerome
                                                                                brandon jerome  4 days back

                                                                                Lol,, as u can see. U can see to far for Pythagoras lol

                                                                                • Chico Haze
                                                                                  Chico Haze  4 days back

                                                                                  I wish I had One Tredecillion dollars

                                                                                  • Staples
                                                                                    Staples  4 days back

                                                                                    "Or is it?" Oh boy, here we go.

                                                                                    • Geronimo Valentine
                                                                                      Geronimo Valentine  4 days back

                                                                                      It's soooo obvious how much BS comes out of this dudes c***sucker all this non sense blabbering of the 👄 to explain a simple question? it's so obvious why would these people over and over feel they have to disprove flat earth.... if it was so silly wouldn't they just ignore the topic? instead they keep showing you these "experts" telling you the earth is not flat. Really think about what you've learned after this video...absolutely NOTHING.

                                                                                      • mikedelhoo
                                                                                        mikedelhoo  3 days back

                                                                                        Geronimo Valentine If you'd never considered how much of a sphere you can see from a given vantage point, you might learn something.

                                                                                    • Nam Tran
                                                                                      Nam Tran  4 days back

                                                                                      Vsauce ought to be a college curriculum

                                                                                      • itemlocation
                                                                                        itemlocation  4 days back

                                                                                        The Earth is a yellow submarineSo we sailed up to the sun
                                                                                        Till we found a sea of green
                                                                                        And we lived beneath the waves
                                                                                        In our yellow submarine

                                                                                        • Commander Shepherd
                                                                                          Commander Shepherd  4 days back

                                                                                          The only balls my girlfriend cares to deal with, are my own.

                                                                                          • 1,000 subs with no videos

                                                                                            did anyone else see "Map Porn"

                                                                                            • Smiling Lizard
                                                                                              Smiling Lizard  4 days back


                                                                                              • David Board
                                                                                                David Board  4 days back

                                                                                                The earth is do not a globo.