Mapping the world's opinions

The shape of the Earth has been the subject of popular and scientific interest for millennia. Are theories about the Flat Earth correct, or does the Earth have curvature?

Yes: The Earth is flat

Flat Earth theories are correct about the shape of the Earth.

The Bible says the Earth is flat

Scripture describes the Earth as flat. Explore

The horizon always looks level

Even from high up in an aeroplane the horizon looks level to the naked eye Explore

No: The Earth is not flat

Flat Earth theories are incorrect; the Earth is round.

The Earth has a round shadow

Lunar eclipses show the shadow of the Earth on the Moon, proving that it is spherical. Explore

Ships emerge on the horizon

Ships at sea appear to rise up from the waves on the horizon due to the curvature of the Earth. Explore

Different constellations are seen from different places

Constellations appear to shift toward the horizon as you move away from the equator. Explore
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