Can you see Africa on a clear day from Recife, Brazil?
#22704. Asked by yapitz. (Sep 20 02 10:38 PM)
Monrovia Liberia is the closest place in Africa to Recife Brasil.
The distance from Recife Brasil to Monrovia Liberia, is 3000 + km.
This was calculated this morning by using my Grade 3 wooden with notched edges, the result of numerous hand-to-hand duels at the back of the classroom, whilst Sammy Johnson, our war WWII vetran teacher was in the storeroom having a quick puff at a butt end of a cigarette and a swig of Montville sherry to give him courage to face the children in the second hour of the morning.
The 'I love Theresa 4 ever', carefully compas-scratched with diligence, deep affection and inked deep with red-for-love ink still brings back the memories of a heart-fluttering childhood. Oh how I wish...
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).'
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.
Hugs ruler an carefully snuggles it into a warm and perfectly folded piece of soft red woollen felt. Goes to bed for pleasant dreams.
Wonders... Why the hell I did I ever marry Charlie ?
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