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Real spiritual leaders tolerant of competing views

October 2, 2013
The Maui News

We are familiar with the apparent size of the sun from our perspective, but how many of us have a concept of the Earth's appearance when viewed from the same 93,000,000-mile distance? Dividing the 8,000-mile diameter of Earth into 93,000,000 yields 11,625. That means the Earth would appear the same as a ball 1 foot in diameter at a distance of 2.2 miles after only 8 minutes of travel at light speed.

 
 
 

 

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