Midnight Sun in Antarctica? Time-Lapse Video

Time-lapse video of the sun at Ushuala in Argentina, South America, December 21, 2017.

Believers in the flat earth theory have a “Flat Earth Map” that puts Antartica around the edges of their flat earth with the sun in the center. This arrangement necessitates that it would not be possible for the sun to appear for 24 hours a day during December, the “midnight sun” phenomenon that is well known at the South Pole.

In fact, according to the Flat Earth model, the sun would have to always remain in the Northern half of the sky in Antarctica. However in this time-lapse video from Ushuala, the southernmost point of South America, we can see the sun rotating around almost 360 degrees. It does set in the South for a few hours and rise again, still in the South, which would be totally impossible on the map being promoted by the flat earth people.

This time-lapse video is consistent with the model of the earth as a globe and proves the map most flat-earthers currently believe in can not be correct.

During December of 2017 I visited the southern most tip of South America which has a latitude of 54.8 degrees South.

Transcript of Video:

This is the place where tours to Antarctica leave from.

I am located about a kilometer in on the top of one of the buildings.

This is a time-lapse of the sun. We are looking towards the north.

At this time of the year the sun is above the Tropic of Capricorn, which is further up towards the the North in South America and also goes through Australia. The Tropic of Capricorn is at a latitude of 23.4 degrees South. So the sun can’t go any further South than this 23.4 degrees and we are at 54.8 degrees south.

So if the flat earth map is correct the sun must always stay in the Northern part of the sky when viewed from the southernmost tip of South America.

On the flat earth map it would be impossible for the sun to appear in the South here. This is why most flat earthers do not believe that Antarctica experiences 24 hours of sun in December. They believe, based on the flat earth map, the sun must stay in the north.

But Now we are looking towards the South. And you can clearly see the sun in the South. At this time we know it is daytime in Australia and the sun is actually directly over the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia. And we are clearly seeing the sun here in the Southern direction from South America at the same time.

Now the sun has set in the South, but we can see where it is and the camera is still tracking it.

Now we are seeing the sun rise again in the South after only a few hours.

We know the sun is over Australia yet we are seeing the sun by looking South from South America.

This is what we would expect to see on a globe. But this is totally impossible on the flat earth map.

14 Replies to “Midnight Sun in Antarctica? Time-Lapse Video”

  1. Padma Nabha das

    El movimiento del sol es muy grande más allá de la Antártica no es que el sol llega solo hasta Capricornio no .
    El sol tiene una posición real sobre la montaña manasotar en diciembre 21 y nosotros tenemos una observación aparente reflejada en el domo en el hemisferio sur.
    Los vedas describen muy bien todo .

    The movement of the sun is very large beyond Antarctica is not that the sun only reaches Capricorn not.
    The sun has a real position on the Manasotar mountain on December 21 and we have an apparent observation reflected in the dome in the southern hemisphere.
    The Vedas describe everything very well.

    • Flat Earth Facts

      I am studying the Vedas also but do not understand it very clearly. If you read Srimad-Bhagavatam Canto 10 you will see that the sun does not actually move around Manasottara Mountain. And there is no “dome” mentioned in the Vedas. What is on Manasottara mountain is the single axle of the chariot of the Sun God. So it is the Axle, not the sun itself, that spins around on the top of Manasottara mountaion, going all the way around 360 degrees in a year and rotating once every 24 hours. But actual sun movement is not on the mountain itself but is much closer to earth [center of bhu-mandala] going around, up and down, the axle.
      So if you truly understand the Vedic model PLEASE EXPLAIN IT TO ME FULLY. I would also like to understand it…

      • ON THE LEVEL

        Flat Earth Facts,

        The video is interesting & leaves unanswered questions.

        If you’re only half a kilometer inland from South America’s southern tip how is there clearly visible land with settlements beyond your southern coast line?

        If sun sets South of your location why does it appear to set over land?

        Like so many supposed South pole 24 hour sun videos why is there in fact a long period of darkness in the video in which you as apparent narrator claim to track a sun that you claim to be able to see but is no where visible in the video? Why is there clearly missing time lapse footage evidenced by the fact that daylight suddenly appears over the entire sky suddenly out of complete darkness?

        Why do you allow only one comment to appear on this thread?

        Did you really want a discussion when you put this on your website?

        There are many more questions but these are a good start.

        • Flat Earth Facts

          Only one good comment so far. I only post good comments, the ones that are useful. So if there were more useful comments I would have posted them.

          As far as this video, it’s not a question of 24 hour sun, we are not far enough south for 24 hour sun. But there is only about 4 hours where sun is below the horizon and it sets in the south and rises again in the south, some distance along the horizon. It is not difficult for most to see the path of the sun in the sky. It is going round in a circle, because on the video, we start looking north, sun goes to the south and it is obvious to anyone who can slightly think, with all due respect, that the sun is continuing, in the south, below the horizon, and rising again, in the south, a bit further along.

          Now the sun can not be in the south in the flat earth model. That is the point. Look at your flat earth model. Sun can not be in the south.

          But it is in the south.

          And anyone also can project that if we have moved this far south and we are seeing the sun circling around our heads in the sky, but setting a little bit for a few hours, then if we were to go further south then we are moving around the globe towards the south pole, and changing our relationship to the path of the sun, so it will be midnight sun.

          It is obvious for anyone who is prepared to think about it.

          Daylight appears suddenly, not really, but that is because I changed the settings on the camera. Sun actually and sets and light is going up and down as you would expect it to.

          So the point of this video is to show that the movement of the sun in the south is consistent with the globe earth model and completely contradictory to the flat earth model.

          If you want spend the $10,000 extra you can get on a boat and go further South and see the midnight sun yourself, if you go there in December. But I was not prepared to spend the extra $10,000. For me seeing from this point is sufficient to understand what is going on.



    Have thought about your video scenario for a while and it seems you misunderstand something very critical which actually disproves the globe ( especially the heliocentric model ) and conflicts with the standard Flat Earth model as well. In your video when the sun passes directly over head it’s behind and North of the camera’s position. If it indeed sets in the South that runs counter to both standard Flat Earth and globe models since the Sun’s rays supposedly run straight and parallel toward the Earth. Why? Well, because you forget Earth’s tilt. For the sun to appear North of your location the North Pole must tilt toward the sun ( aka Southern hemisphere winter ). If it tilted away the Sun must appear South of your location. Further, Earth’s spin rotates your position back and upward, but the downward tilt always keeps the sun North of your position.
    This is a failing of the heliocentric model. If you examine temperature profile of the equatorial band it runs a consistent distance from the North Pole center. Yet, that should not happen if the Earth tilts. The following video provides an interesting perspective:

    50 Reasons Why You Should Believe The Earth Is Flat (theodysseyonline.com)

    In addition, there exists a Flat Earth model that accounts for this phenomenon in particular. The Bi-Polar Flat Earth model originally established by the Universal Zetetic Society in the 1900’s does account for the phenomenon you mentioned. For a while I’ve been considering a two pole Flat Earth and it does account for observed phenomenon. In this model the Sun circles around the North Pole in the Northern Spring & Summer months from March 21 to September 21 but circles around the South Pole in the Northern Fall and Winter months from September 21 to March 21 of following year. The Sun’s circuit does a figure 8 around the Equinox time period. It seems on the Equinox the Sun merely shuttles back and forth between the Western and Eastern extremities in a straight line.

    If you want to find out more please read the information below:




    Consider the scientific fact monopoles don’t exist.

    Have a great day!

    • Flat Earth Facts

      Hi OTL

      The problem with almost everything you write is you have no comprehension whatsoever how the globe earth model works.

      Globe earth model works perfectly in the situation I have observed in my video from the bottom tip of South America.

      Observations are EXACTLY what we would expect to see when viewing the heavens from a spinning globe.

      Why don’t you try and learn how the globe earth model works. It is a beautiful model conceived by some of the greatest thinkers over history.

      It is, I am quite sure, not correct.

      But it is a beautiful scientific model which does, in almost all cases, very accurately predict our observations.

      So the point is what is in this video is 100% consistent with the globe earth model and 100% proves the flat earth model is totally incorrect. These observations would be impossible on any flat earth model I have ever seen.

      Because, from a flat earth, south of Tropic of Cancer, it is impossible to see the sun in the south. But we clearly see the sun in the south, as it should be, in the globe earth model.

      As for the bi-polar model. It is interesting, I will look into it in more detail.

      But you need to study the globe earth model and try to comprehend how it works. Until you actually comprehend the globe earth model all your criticism’s of it are all rubbish.


    FEF states:

    “So the point is what is in this video is 100% consistent with the globe earth model and 100% proves the flat earth model is totally incorrect. These observations would be impossible on any flat earth model I have ever seen.”

    Your video is not consistent with the globe model as I explained. You ignore the 23 degree angle of spin/rotation and have in no way explained it.

    • Flat Earth Facts

      It is too tedious for me to spend time answering your ignorant questions which all show you don’t have the faintest idea as to how the globe earth model works. So my suggestion is you learn about the globe earth model. All the points you bring up in this post are stupid, showing you have, like almost all flat earthers, no conception of how the globe earth model works. And I can explain it but you will probably not even read it and just go on with your nonsense rubbish. So what’s the point. Every observation in this video is exactly what the globe earth model predicts we should see and it is impossible to explain these observations with the flat earth model.

      • ON THE LEVEL

        If true that you understand the globe Earth model, please explain to the great unwashed how the sun can appear north of you midday but south of you at sunrise and sunset as you contend in the video?

        • Flat Earth Facts

          That is the whole point of the video. That is exactly what we would expect to happen on a globe heading towards one of the poles. If you went all the way to the South Pole in the middle of summer you would see the sun just going around in circles above your head. And as you move north from the South Pole because you are going around the curve of the globe your viewing angle of the orbit of the sun changes. At the pole sun’s orbit is in a circle going around above your head, but as you move around the globe to the equator you see the sun rising in the east and going in a straight line across the sky and setting in the west.

          So your view of the sun’s orbit has rotated by 90 degrees as you move from the south pole to the equator.

          So because, on southern tip of South America, we have moved around about 30 degrees so now to us the suns orbit has titled, actual sun’s orbit is the same, but we have moved around the globe 30 degrees, so instead of seeing sun going around in circles above our head, as we would see at South Pole, now we can see it is still going around but it has tilted so it is setting for a few hours and rising in the south.

          This is EXACTLY what the globe earth model predicts will happen and is 100% in accordance with what we expect to see.

          That I have to explain it to you is tedious, as I said before. And I should not have to educate people about the most basic fundamental principles of the globe earth model. So I suggest you try to learn and comprehend how wonderfully the globe earth model works from someone else. I don’t have the time to explain every little detail of the globe earth model that everyone should know.

          Of course the education system is broken and now really no one has any idea how anything works…

          • Flat Earth Facts

            Yes. Interesting, but still an impossible map. The only way to get from Australia to South America is by flying over Africa/. Which is not the reality. You can fly from Sydney to Argintina in 9 hours or so, directly, impossible on this map. So nice idea but map is still wrong.

          • ON THE LEVEL


            You really seem fact phobic. Checked travelocity & other travel websites the best time from Sidney, Australia to Argentina I found was ~12.7 hours. Where you derived 9 hours to travel some 6-8,000 miles is anyone’s guess. Can you provide evidence of your claim? Or is this more beautiful model devotion over reason?

            You’ve stated a distrust in sensory evidence, suggest you don’t give up your imperfect brain as well

          • Flat Earth Facts

            Yes. You are correct. I was actually thinking of the flights I took which were 9-10 hours, but that is Auckland to Bureaus Aires which is shorter of course, three hour flight between Sydney and Auckland.

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