How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

My shirt is from this quarter’s CURIOSITY BOX:

Thanks to Mitchell for the jack-in-the-box!


3Blue1Brown fractal dimension video:

Mathologer video:

Distance to horizon calculator:

Earth curvature calculator:

US cross section:

Scott Kelly ISS earth pic:

names of large numbers:

Earth’s surface fractal dimension:

Improbable research pancake study:

State flatness paper:

Mental floss article on flat states:

Lake Islands:

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?

Earth from moon pics:

Star magnitude calculator:

Star distances:

list of stars with resolved images:

2d figures by me

3d animations by Eric Langlay

Music from Jake Chudnow:
and Audio Network:

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20 Responses

  1. Rosetta Walker says:

    Vsauce, how fast can “fast” get?

  2. John F. Kennedy says:

    What would happen if you flew a plane over the speed of sound and droped a bomb would you ever hear the “BOOM”?

  3. Blake Bauman says:

    Vsause is back!

    Or is he….And what is “BACK”?

  4. Mouse138 says:

    Okay, Michael Stevens is a brilliant man, but his transitions are just… oh, god.
    “This is the most handsome jack-in -the box ever created. Ever. Everest. Mount Everest.”

  5. MCGmobslayer says:

    I think he just destroyed that one Flat Earth theory😂 the one about the horizon to be specific

  6. Andy's Youtube says:

    Vsauce…did you just assume the earth’s shape…?

  7. Jimmy Trumpold says:


  8. Trevor Estrada says:

    Earth is made of Mandelbrot sets? Holeeeshyt

  9. Im DeadInside says:

    3 : 24
    -Here we have Vsauce Having some fun-

  10. XXX_insane_gamer_XXX says:

    all of it place a mirror behind it and look at it from space

  11. Ammar Elbehery says:

    “Earth is made of stuff” – Michael Stevens 2017

  12. Llama God says:

    *_O H G O D N O H E S A I D I T !_*

  13. Cole Current says:

    Hey vcause, Michael here. Black lives matter… or do they?

  14. Wormwood says:

    Oh Michael, always ending your vids on a depressive note… ily <3

  15. Night knight says:

    But where are you really?

  16. Miku Cat says:

    How the hell does handsome turn into Everest? wtf

  17. LegendaryT says:

    You know, middle earth is flat!

  18. Ironight says:

    Did anyone notice the us map came from map porn? XD

  19. Tommi lee says:

    Controlled opposition? Am i rite ? Shillsauce.

  20. Fernando Anguiano says:

    you can see all of earth because the earth is flat

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