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Curve-ball Question on the moon landing?

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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:17 PM
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Question: if one looks at the photo's of Buzz Aldrin on the moon the horizon is very curved. is the moon so small that one sees such a pronounced curve even within a photo showing 50 meters width of the horizon at most?







[edit on 17-4-2009 by stewartw2]

[edit on 17-4-2009 by stewartw2]




posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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Not really seeing it. It looks like a flat horizon to me. What throws it off is that the camera is at an angle.

Here's one with the camera held level.




posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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Looks more slanted than curved, even the lander appears to be at an odd angle.

Perhaps the cameras been held crooked?

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posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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here are some more:








They all show a curved horizon-I believe this might be a clincher suggesting the landings to be fake.



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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i can definatly see the curve, but i think its really easy to have this illusion when the camera is at the angle.

good question though, surely the surface should be completely flat?



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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And one just for fun:




I don't really see a curve. It looks like a normal horizon to me with some bumps and dips like you would expect from craters at a distance.



posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 12:22 AM
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Well, the moon has a diameter of 2000 miles.

So, its radius is 1000 miles.

a 1 mile horizon would constitute an angle of .06 degrees.

Sine of .06deg = .99999942

SO... At .06 degrees, you would only have a difference of height (off level) of about .00058 miles (3 feet)

So it would not be visible on the camera.


-Edrick



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