Thread: Cidri Genesis
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:59 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by TippetsTX View Post
Another question about sea travel (I need help with the math)... on Earth the horizon on the ocean is about 12 miles out, but what would it be on a world with the circumference of Cidri?
Somebody on here actually DID the math in some other thread, but I can't remember if it was here, or over on the main thread. Mind you, their math was still iffy because they didn't have any "actual" (read "defendable, from the literature") figures for Cidri's circumference, so a part of their argument was the old "if we say Cidri is this much bigger..." launching point. As I recall, their answer was that the horizon might be around 60 or so miles away (five times as far)...

That would make it pretty hard for a pirate to "sneak up" on you.
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