Just for perspective.

https://twitter.com/WorldAndScience/status/15481061798799400…
And good night.

The commonly used Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world.

All flat (2D) maps distort spherical (3D) surfaces, each in a different way. Even on non- Mercator maps you can only use the Latitude (vertical scale) to compare distances.*

If you want to see the world as it is, buy a globe!

The Captain
sailors don’t call them ‘maps’ but ‘nautical charts’

  • The equator is longer than the tropics (Cancer and Capricorn) and the poles have zero length.
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And one of the reasons I own EZA (the other being gold) - so far, not doing so great, but there is always hope

Jeff