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Unformatted text preview: the east will see it as later, e.g. at 1 a.m., say, instead of midnight, local time. He also observed that on traveling to the north, Polaris rises in the sky, so this suggests the earth is curved in that direction too. Finally, on approaching a hilly island from far away on a calm sea, he noted that the island seemed to rise out of the sea. He attributed this phenomenon (correctly) to the curvature of the earth....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PHY 322 taught by Professor Daser during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '09