North and South Hemispheres not Symetrical?

The geometry of a globe and a flat plane are quite different. If we live on a globe we expect to find two symmetrical halves, one in the north and the other in the south. If the earth is a flat plane with the north pole in the center and Antarctica as a ring around the circumference and the equator a circle dividing the central and outer portions then the central portion [northern hemisphere] would be quite different to the outer portion [southern hemisphere].

So flat earthers attempt to show distances in the south covering the same degree of latitude as comparable latitudes in the north are greater.

Any hint that the earth is not symmetrical is taken as proof that the earth is flat.

16 Replies to “North and South Hemispheres not Symetrical?”

  1. Vincent Van Over

    What about the Stars?
    When I was in Brazil, there were MANY more Stars visible AND different Stars.
    How could that be explained with a flat earth?

    • madhudvisa

      I am in Australia. So for my whole life I am seeing the Southern Stars. So many elements of the flat earth model fail in the Southern Hemisphere. We have a southern celestial pole which the stars rotate around in the south, the opposite way the stars rotate around the Polestar in the north. This is consistent with what you would expect to see on a rotating globe, not what you would expect to see on a flat earth. And I went down to the Southern most tip of South America last Christmas, the middle of summer down there. And saw the sun going around me 360 degrees. Where I was it did set for a few hours in the south. But it set in the south and just went down and disappeared for a few hours and came up again, still in the south a bit further along the horizon as you would expect. And then the sun went all the way around, 360 degrees. I have a video of this I will post soon. So this also is what you would expect to see on a globe, it would be impossible on a flat earth with Antarctica around the edges…

    • Edward James South

      Quite easily, though who’s to say the current flat earth map is accurate? Based on the science I think it needs to be revised (though I am certain that earth is a ‘plane’)
      As for the stars … All the stars in the sky revolve around ‘Polaris’ which is stationary, and lay directly above magnetic North. The stars, and wandering stars (planets) all follow concentric courses at specific radial distances from Polaris. All circling in the same direction.
      The stars North of the ecliptic all rotate quicker than the stars South of the ecliptic because they are closer to ‘stationary’ Polaris. The stars that are closest to Polaris (circumpolar) never fall below the horizon, while the stars further away, sink below the horizon during their circular 24 hour revolutions around the North Star.
      In essence, the ‘alleged’ southern celestial ‘rotation point’ as you called it; is non-existent; though the stars do appear to circle … Odue to their concentric movement around Polaris.
      It should be further noted that there is no definitive South Pole Star. The Southern Cross was used by all ancient mariners as a guide; merely because it is a pointer that indicates where south is; just like the Black Horse does. Nor is the Southern Cross visible from all places in the Southern Hemisphere at all times, the way ‘Ursa Major” is from every point in the northern hemisphere. Crux is only visible all year round from below 30 degrees south latitude; which is to say it cannot be seen from locations North of (approximately) Sydney, Australia in the late spring. Though Crux is visible in the Southern Hemisphere practically any time of the year; In tropical latitudes, below the equator, it is only visible for a few hours during the Northern winter and spring.
      The fact that crux (which supposedly circles the geographical South Pole) is not visible all the time to people as far south as Northern Australia; should raise some questions for the critical thinker when noting that Polaris is always visible to anyone in the northern hemisphere.

  2. Steve

    As madhudvisa states…. There is a group of stars that indicate the south pole, like the north star. Ships, before GPS, used the north pole to navigate in the northern hemisphere. While in the southern hemisphere they used the southern cross as navigation.

    If the world was a disc as put forward by the flat earthers then navigation would be by the north star only. The southern cross would be meaningless. In fact it could not be a group of stars that indicate anything except the edge of the disc (pointless). There would literally be no south pole as it would be the edge of the disc. So navigation by southern stars would have to be different for every southern hemisphere place to sail toward. And one could find the southern cross and travel east or west on a given parallel and have the southern cross fall below the horizon behind the ship.

    Where navigation in the southern hemisphere (on this planet, being a sphere) if one chose to leave the south tip of south America, he may choose to go west. He would travel westward and night after night check that the southern cross is staying consistently to the left of the ship. If it began to fall behind, as it most certainly would on the flat earth, that would mean he has turned north and is no longer going west.

  3. Ross Langerak

    According to the Flat Earth model, the distance around Antarctica would have to be huge. The circumference of the Earth at the equator is about 25,000 miles, so the distance around Antarctica would have to be about 50,000 miles. This would be easy enough to check by taking a boat around Antarctica: first in one direction, then the other to account for ocean currents. I’m betting it’s closer to 10,000 miles including the peninsula. Average speed X time = distance.

  4. Ross Langerak

    Looking at the Flat Earth model, Australia is on the opposite side of the Earth from Argentina. This should be easy enough to check. A flight from Los Angeles to Buenos Aires takes about 14 hours of flight time. A flight from LA to Sydney should take about twice that time. Instead, it only takes about 15 hours. And a flight from Sydney to Buenos Aires that should take about 45 hours, only takes about 15 hours. You can check this by actually taking the flights. LA, Sydney, and Buenos Aires are points on a triangle, not points on a line with LA in the middle as the Flat Earth model would predict. So unless the entire continent of Australia is a conspiracy against Flat Earthers, the Flat Earth model is wrong.

  5. Shanika Sellers

    North, South, East, And West still exist with a flat earth … they’re directions… stop looking up for north and down for south.

  6. James

    Neil degrasse tyson said the earth is pear shaped and wider south of the equator (southern hemisphere) so this actually does work on a FE map.

  7. Laquita Creel

    I wish I could add a picture. The picture was regular school paper with lines, and someone held a round glass where the edges beveled with a slight downward edge. Holding it over the paper, the lines divided and left a mirror effect.

  8. hana

    If it spins ,how come centrifugal force doesn’t effect continents? They should all be around equator and therewould be differences between rotation speed. That anomaly should be noticeable but it’s not.
    Nobody knows reall shape off our home called earth…but a pear shaped projectile …hm, don’t think so

    • Flat Earth Facts

      It is a bit strange, almost all the land is in the Northern Hemisphere but almost no land in Southern Hemisphere. So it seems completely non-symetrical. Somehow almost all the land is clustered around the North Pole with no land to speak of around the South Pole. So it seems the spin of the earth effects the northern half different to the southern half, which is not what you would expect with a spinning ball. If there is any clustering at all it is around the North Pole, not the Equator.

    • Ross Langerak

      Because of its spin, the diameter of the Earth is greatest at the equator, the difference between the equator and the poles being about 43 miles . However, that also means that every direction away from the equator is downhill. So any landmass being slung toward the equator is also sliding toward a pole. the two forces balance, which is why everything stays put.

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