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Can you see Africa on a clear day from Recife, Brazil?

Question #22704. Asked by yapitz. (Sep 20 02 10:38 PM)

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Monrovia Liberia is the closest place in Africa to Recife Brasil.

The distance from Recife Brasil to Monrovia Liberia, is 3000 + km.

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I digress...
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Height of Recife . Altitude: 16 metros www.pousadapeter.com.br/olinda.htm
'Imagine you were standing at an elevation of h meters above the ocean and looking out across the water. What is the distance D to the horizon?
If you are standing atop a mountain 1 km high, h = 1 km and your horizon should be 112.88 km away (we neglect the refraction of light in the atmosphere, which may modify this value).'
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Shorizon.htm
Recife is 16 metros above sea level. So the distance from the horizon is 1/16th of 112.88 km which is 7.055km.

Answer to the question is no.

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Look at this :http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth?opt=-p and img=learth.evif

 Sep 21 02, 12:00 AM

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