The sun is only 32 miles across and not more than 3000 miles from the Earth. It stands to reason it must be so. God made the sun to light the earth, and therefore must have placed it close to the task it was designed to do. What would you think of a man who built a house in Zion, Illinois and put the lamp to light it in Kenosha, Wisconsin?
Wilbur Glen Voliva c.1915 (quoted in Morgan and Langford 1982: 106)
Contrary to the above quote from noted ‘Flat Earther’ Wilbur Glen Voliva (1870-1942), we have very good reason to believe that the Sun is very far away from both the Earth and the Moon.
The argument was first put forward by Aristarchus (310 – 230 BC) and it relies on shadows and geometry.
The daylight moon
A surprisingly large proportion of people are unaware that the crescent or…
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