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Friday, September 7, 2012

EARTH SIZE


Job 38:4-5

Planet Earth is not a perfect sphere. Its polar diameter (from pole to pole) differs from equatorial diameter (diameter at the equator). This in turn means that the circumference of the two will also differ. Its dimensions are listed below (dimensions are rounded to the nearest whole mile): Polar Diameter: 7,900 miles (12,714 kilometers) Polar Circumference: 24,860 miles (40,008 kilometers) Equatorial Diameter: 7,927 miles (12,757 kilometers) Equatorial Circumference: 24,902 miles (40,076 kilometers) Earth's total surface is an area that measuring 197,000,000 square miles (09,600,000 square kilometers)

  ".....or who hath stretched the line upon it?

 The horizon (or skyline) is the apparent line that separates earth from sky, the line that divides all visible directions into two categories: those that intersect the Earth's surface, and those that do not. At many locations, the true horizon is obscured by trees, buildings, mountains, etc., and the resulting intersection of earth and sky is called the visible horizon. When looking at a sea from a shore, the part of the sea closest to the horizon is called the offing. The word horizon derives from the Greek "ὁρίζων κύκλος" horizōn kyklos, "separating circle", from the verb ὁρίζω horizō, "to divide", "to separate",and that from "ὅρος" (oros), "boundary, landmark".


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