This website exposes the flat earth deception and proves that the earth is globe shaped.
This page discusses maps which prove that the earth is a globe, not flat.
Question for flat earthers: How do you explain why the continent of Australia is distorted and appears to be 3,525 miles wide on the flat earth map, when we know from actual geodesic measurements that it’s 2,500 miles wide?
This is how the globe earth is rendered as a north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection.
They flare the globe out at the south pole. This is why the continent of Antarctica is radically distorted to look like a white ring.
Flat Earthers cite the Gleason Map as a flat earth map, but Gleason knew that it’s a 2D representation of the globe earth.
Sunlight on the Gleason flat earth map does not work properly.
Two excellent videos that demonstrate clearly why the Geometry of Sun angles make no sense on a Flat Earth but always work perfectly on the Globe.
The continent of Australia appears to be really wide on the north-polar azimuthal projection, because it distorts the southern hemisphere. This proof alone proves that it is not a flat earth map, and that it is just a projection of the globe earth.
The map that flat-earthers use actually represents the globe earth!
It’s a north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection, also called an azimuthal map projection. These maps can be centered from anywhere, but the north pole is the most common reference point.
You can make them on this Azimuthal Map Generator website, you just need to define the center point with longitude and latitude.
This is centered on the North Pole:
It is a projection of a globe earth onto a 2D map, that has straight meridian lines, with distances from the pole represented correctly.
It’s what you would see from the top of the globe earth, with the bottom hemisphere expanded out into the outer circles.
It’s not a proportionally correct map, as it exaggerates the size of countries in the southern hemisphere, as you can see with Australia, which is huge.
Australia is at the 45 degree south line, so on that map it’s twice the normal size.
If the bottom of the globe was water, then the edge of the map would have just been blue.
Since the continent of Antarctica is on the very bottom of the globe, the only way to represent it on a north-polar equidistant projection map is to spread it out around the outer circle, as all of the longitudinal (meridian) lines point down to it.
Here is one that is centered from the South Pole in Antarctica. You can see that the continents that are north of the equator are disproportionate. Note that Australia is correctly represented as it is close to Antarctica.
Here is one that is centered around the middle of the U.S., from Denver. Once again, the continents that are on the opposite side of the globe from the U.S. are disproportionately spread out in the outer circle.
Now look back at the above projection maps that are based from the South Pole and America. Because there is no land mass directly opposite of the center point, there is no land ring on the outside of the circle. It is just ocean.
Now let’s look at the north-pole equidistant map again. As I previously noted, the white land mass that encircles the map represents the continent of Antarctica, which is distorted by the map being flared out.
Every meridian line that originates from the North Pole runs down to the South Pole.
So on the north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection below, the red circle represents the South Pole, as all of the meridian lines connect from the North Pole to the South Pole.
All of the meridian lines point down to the South Pole, which on this map is the red dot.
If you look at the land mass that encircles the azimuthal equidistant map projection, it is not uniform. The land mass is thicker on the right side. And there are some areas that are recessed.
That circular land mass is the continent of Antarctica spread out wide, and the .
Now look at this image that keeps the land mass around the outside edge, and has the continent of Antarctic in the middle, as that is what is on the bottom of the globe. The land mass is exaggerated, as the outside ring representation is exaggerated. The continent is inverted to match the inverted outer circle, as the equidistant view is from the top down.
Look at the left side of the continent, which is small compared to the right side. That matches the thin land mass of the left, compared to the right.
Now look at the peninsula on the left lower side at 240 degrees. It matches the peninsula on Antarctica.
The top of the circle is very thin and has a recess.
That matches the curvature of the top of Antarctica.
On the bottom right at 110 degrees, there is a small indentation.
That matches the bay on the southeast part of Antarctica.
Let’s take it one step further. The bottom left red line shows that the meridian lines runs from the bay of Antarctica through South America. The bottom left red lines shows that the meridian line runs from the small bay runs through Asia. The top red line shows that the meridian line runs from the other large bay in between North America and Russia.
The azimuthal equidistant map projection is only a tool, to help determine distances and flight maps on a globe earth.
Every time a flat-earther posts an explanation about direct airplane flights that they say is wrong on a globe earth; they are using this equidistant map, which is a globe map.
This Air Map Of The World from 1945 tells the truth, that the north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection represents a globe.
Notice that it doesn’t have an ice wall! That is because they didn’t include the continent of Antarctica, because it is so greatly distorted.
Here is the call out box on the top right:
It says “Since it is impossible to spread the surface of a globe on a flat surface without distortion, all maps are distorted in some respects. In this map the distortion occurs in the east and west distances. This distortion increases gradually from the North Pole to the Equator, and then quite rapidly to the outer limits. The distortion of the Antarctic areas would be so great that these are not shown.”
So they didn’t even include the supposed ‘ice wall’, because it’s not an ice wall; it’s the continent of Antarctica, which is greatly distorted by the algorithm used to make the projection map. Since Antarctica is opposite of the North Pole on the globe earth, the only way for the program to render it was to stretch it out as a circle. The outer circle is the South Pole. The continent has been inverted.
Flat earthers cite the Gleason’s New Standard Map Of The World as a flat earth map.
Alex Gleason wrote a book called “Is The Bible From Heaven – Is The Earth A Globe?’, in which he explains his flat earth theory.
He applied for a patent for his map projection, which describes the map’s use as a time calculator for students. Here is what the patent image looks like, which has two hands on it, which spin around the north pole.
But the most important passage from his patent description is this:
“The map is not so extorted (distorted) as to lose the relative latitude and longitude of any places on the land or sea, but retains all latitudes and longitudes of places agreeing with other recognized authors; and as the proper relations of continents and countries all stand in their relative position to each other, they are thus impressed upon the mind of the student.”
Note: the words extorted and extorsion obviously mean distorted and distortion, as that makes sense when speaking about latitude and longitude on a projection map.
Alex Gleason is saying that the map projection has distortions; because is was derived from some other shape. That is what a north-polar azimuthal projection is, a projection of the 3D globe onto a 2D graphic.
“The extorsion (distortion) of the map from that of a globe consists, mainly in the straightening out of the meridian lines allowing each to retain their original value from Greenwich, the equator to the two poles.”
Alex Gleason proclaimed that it is a projection of a globe, which maintains the integrity of the meridian lines.
And note his phrasing “the equator to the two poles.” A flat Earth does not have two poles.
They cite that the U.N. mocks us by using a flat earth map.
Once again, it is simply a equidistant map, which represents the globe earth in a 2D format. How else would they, or anyone, represent the globe to show all of the continents in a 2D format?
Goofy flat earth explanations about Astronomy:
Here is their flawed explanation of the path of the International Space Station. There is no integrity with flat earth explanations like this. The map on the top is obviously not a good representation of a globe, as it’s a flat map with the countries side by side. The bottom image is a good representation of a globe, as it is a north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection map of the globe earth.
So they misrepresented the globe map, and then used a real globe map as supposed proof of the flat earth. Ya’ll need to wake up! The north-polar azimuthal equidistant projection map represents the globe earth. It is not a flat-earth map. By using that map you are proving the globe earth. Such irony!!!
First of all, the image they use of the globe positions the two continents side by side, but they are on opposite sides of the globe, so it is a misrepresentation, which distorts the flight path going across the ocean. Of course, flight paths stay over land as much as possible for obvious reasons.
Then they use an equidistant map as their supposed flat earth map, to show the direct flight route. The anazimuthal equidistant map projection which shows distances and directions accurately from the center point. In this case, it shows the optimal flight path from England to Texas, which is direct and stays over land as much as possible.
Here is the same flight path on a globe, which is the same as on the supposed flat earth map. You can use this echalk utility to see the direct flight path on the globe, which will match the equidistant map which the flat-earthers mistakenly use.
Here’s another example. Again the image on the left is a bad representation of a globe, and the image on the right is a globe equidistant projection map.
This all gets proved out with a picture of the flight on the globe earth
Flat earth believers make memes about flight paths using an equidistant map for their explanation. The irony is that is exactly what an equidistant map is for, as it represents the globe in 2D, to map out direct flights.
Here is a list of the types of map projections, of the globe earth.