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posted by Helen

Describe the points on the earth’s surface that are visible to a viewer who is 100 miles
above the North Pole.

Would it be half of the surface area of Earth?

  1. Steve

    No. Draw a diagram and it will how how far the horizon is at that altitude.

    Hint - the radius at the horizon makes a right angle at the surface.

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