How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

  • Published on Jul 17, 2017
  • My shirt is from this quarter’s CURIOSITY BOX:
    Thanks to Mitchell for the jack-in-the-box!
    3Blue1Brown fractal dimension video:
    Mathologer video:
    Distance to horizon calculator:
    Earth curvature calculator:
    US cross section:
    Scott Kelly ISS earth pic:
    names of large numbers:
    Earth’s surface fractal dimension:
    Improbable research pancake study:
    State flatness paper:
    Mental floss article on flat states:
    Lake Islands:
    XKCD What If? bowling ball Earth:
    West Virginia map:
    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?
    WPA rules:
    Billiard ball surface scan paper:
    What state people think of as flat:
    Roche limit:
    Hey What’s That?
    Field of view:
    Angular diameter:
    Spherical cap calculator:
    amount of sphere seen from distance calculator:
    seeing Earth as a disc:
    how high to see the curvature of Earth?
    Earth from moon pics:
    Star magnitude calculator:
    Star distances:
    list of stars with resolved images:
    2d figures by me
    3d animations by Eric Langlay
    Music from Jake Chudnow:
    and Audio Network:
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Comments • 37 143

  • bajaflask
    bajaflask 3 hours ago

    lol. map porn

  • Fred Yeezy
    Fred Yeezy 4 hours ago

    Best intro ever

  • Gabriel P. _
    Gabriel P. _ 4 hours ago

    oR cAn yOu

  • Warhawk 837
    Warhawk 837 5 hours ago

    5:12 "Earth is made of stuff." -Vsauce 2017

  • James Thurston
    James Thurston 9 hours ago

    1:19 lol

  • Daniel Petersso
    Daniel Petersso 12 hours ago

    18:36 ELIT

  • Jerry Dillon
    Jerry Dillon 12 hours ago

    Did he say edge! Lol

  • KvTWizard
    KvTWizard 19 hours ago

    I hate the way you pronounce the letter 'p'

  • Dani Xelle
    Dani Xelle Day ago

    I just found out (like a week ago) that Everest isn’t the highest mountain (the highest mountain is under da sea)

  • Tristan Causer
    Tristan Causer Day ago

    "Most of the balls we deal with are so small." I guess that means I'm not included in this "we" group.

  • Dani Dani
    Dani Dani Day ago

    Eddie Bravo should watch this video.

  • Chill
    Chill Day ago

    What is the reason after this websites name

  • That_One_Guy -_-

    Who else is stoned?

  • Weird Sniper
    Weird Sniper 2 days ago

    Me and the boys gonna watch some MapPorn

  • Andrew Paresa
    Andrew Paresa 2 days ago

    ?! 🤨

  • null
    null 2 days ago

    yoo floridian here
    florida sucks

  • epicdragon 5003
    epicdragon 5003 2 days ago

    easy solution, giant mirror

  • S Green
    S Green 2 days ago


  • WiLbUr WhEe
    WiLbUr WhEe 2 days ago

    @17:27 That's a shit ton of open tabs..

  • hungrypikachu135
    hungrypikachu135 2 days ago

    The amount of false stops in the video is making me crazy. I very easily see that the video is nowhere near done. And yet, I keep thinking, "oh yeah it's over" based on how he's taking

    • Graeme Brown
      Graeme Brown Day ago

      thats one of the notable features of how michael ends one topic and introduces another in almost every video he makes

  • Bud Hug
    Bud Hug 3 days ago

    Thats all the water??? you must of read wrong not 1 tea spoon 1 cup

  • FaTyl
    FaTyl 3 days ago

    17:27 why do you have so many tabs open jesus christ

  • 我不會說米飯
    我不會說米飯 3 days ago

    I live next to the Carnegie science center and they just took the space monitor away to put in a new attraction

  • The Default Brothers

    Don’t hate and call me stupid cuz I’m just dumb and just thinking like a meat head
    What if we got a pin, and poked it in the atmosphere? Would we lose gravity super quick and pull everyone up?

  • Arko Das
    Arko Das 3 days ago

    At 1:19 it's written MapPorn , my interest on cartography just doubled.

  • Braydon King
    Braydon King 3 days ago

    Shit I see my balls every day

  • Barry Bohniville
    Barry Bohniville 3 days ago

    I literally blurted aloud “Florida isn’t on that flat list?!!”
    Then Micheal is like #1 fl

  • Kyle Ulibarri
    Kyle Ulibarri 4 days ago

    Clearly the barnach tarskie is relavent. Has that been discussed

  • dezmounts
    dezmounts 4 days ago +2

    If you legitely think in 2019, that the earth is round you are a bigot controlled by the government, but if that is what you choose to believe okay. Just answer me these.

    Why is my penis leaving a strong odor, like white stuff is coming out. I have looked in google and it says that is because of dry cum, and maybe happens in in night or something. But I’m starting to get worried, when I pee sometimes I get gell come out of my pee as well, I wanna know that too...

  • Cris Brackett
    Cris Brackett 4 days ago

    So ive seen and anyone can find cameras showing over 1000 miles of flat earth with an infa red camera lense. I know this is big arguement but cant not see what i see. Theres some strangenous going on with the globe vs flat earth fight. I think its all a distraction intended to keep us all dosteacted from the EMPCO.

    • mikedelhoo
      mikedelhoo Day ago

      +Cris Brackett Got a reference?

    • Cris Brackett
      Cris Brackett Day ago

      +mikedelhoo yes it does, hence my amazement.

    • mikedelhoo
      mikedelhoo Day ago

      Cris Brackett 1000 miles? That seems... unlikely.

    • Rogue God
      Rogue God 4 days ago

      What's EMPCO?

  • Jure Meh
    Jure Meh 4 days ago

    The best video that proves that all the images of earth from ISS are fake. ISS is simply not high enough for astronauts to see the curvature. By the earth horizont calculator, they can only see 2600 km, to the horizont all around. It is not enough to see the curvature.

    • Rogue God
      Rogue God 4 days ago

      It most likely is different images from the ISS to put together

  • Toba TheRawringKing
    Toba TheRawringKing 4 days ago


  • Mason Parr
    Mason Parr 4 days ago +1

    9:53 where is that place?

  • Stormboxer
    Stormboxer 4 days ago +2


  • Leo Šefčík
    Leo Šefčík 4 days ago

    1:19 theres porn there this video should be age restricted im a child and im being triggered right now

  • Terra
    Terra 5 days ago

    Are we not gonna talk about how that reddit banner said _map porn?_

  • Jose Ramos
    Jose Ramos 5 days ago

    No, no, no. I can see at least 25 miles away. I can be 25 miles away from downtown Indianapolis and clearly see downtown. How???

    • Jose Ramos
      Jose Ramos Day ago

      Graeme Brown nobody said skyscrapers! I said downtown. If you do your math as the video implies, it should be impossible to see anything 25 miles away.

    • Graeme Brown
      Graeme Brown Day ago

      skyscrapers happen to be farther from the ground than the ground is, lol

  • Genpsy
    Genpsy 5 days ago

    *flat earthers incoming*

  • Eclipse
    Eclipse 5 days ago

    1:20 *cough cough*

  • ARandomGuy
    ARandomGuy 5 days ago +1

    Well in the thumbnail I can see half of the earth...

  • haha yes i am epic gamer

    6:08 i will never trust my eyes ever again

  • IsDed666
    IsDed666 5 days ago

    "If earth was shaped like disk"
    Wait... What do you mean IF?

  • natnael ms gang
    natnael ms gang 5 days ago +1

    💯% fake

    EZ4ELTON獣 5 days ago

    Flat earthers are triggered on the thumbnail!

  • Ben's Boring Videos
    Ben's Boring Videos 5 days ago

    If you move away far enough you can see one side, or half of the Earth's surface at once.

    Just saved you 26 minutes.

  • Mein Mein
    Mein Mein 5 days ago +1

    *But 5*

    *Sextillion Atoms*

  • Jack Eason
    Jack Eason 5 days ago +1

    The Earth’s surface is cool, of course it is! It’s got lichen and... monster trucks

  • Matt Whalen
    Matt Whalen 6 days ago

    We are ants

  • Matt Marshall
    Matt Marshall 6 days ago

    why can’t he teach my science class, i love science and everything ab it and i love how confusing it is but my teacher ruins it

  • Car Jeet
    Car Jeet 6 days ago +1

    6.6k flat earthers saw this

  • FiZZy
    FiZZy 6 days ago

    all the dislikes are flat earthers

  • Neonsixx
    Neonsixx 6 days ago

    So Neil says it's a pear shape now we jump back to the round shape I truly love round earth and my fancy outer space with all kinds of cool stuff flying around that I really don't need to know anyting of but I love outer space so much I'm having trouble what's going on this seems weird 🤔

  • ICh Du
    ICh Du 6 days ago

    Everything duuuh, the world is flat

  • Jedi Scum
    Jedi Scum 6 days ago +2

    For how much of a meme he is, he’s pretty smart.

  • Grizzly
    Grizzly 6 days ago

    Look at a map :D

  • House of Bamboo
    House of Bamboo 6 days ago


  • Blue MoonYT
    Blue MoonYT 6 days ago

    1:19 it says map porn

  • Deepwinter
    Deepwinter 6 days ago

    "Earth is made of stuff." --Vsauce 2017

  • Carlos Pliego
    Carlos Pliego 7 days ago +1

    Thank you! Awesome. Keep doing this!

  • Seth Wyrick
    Seth Wyrick 7 days ago

    It would actually be a lot more than that because the earth gets more dense the farther you get to the core

  • Maynase3
    Maynase3 7 days ago

    So I wake up to seeing this on my phone. Sorry for falling asleep to you Michael

  • Killval
    Killval 7 days ago +1

    All of it, cuz it's flat, duh.

    • Killval
      Killval 5 days ago


    • Alain
      Alain 5 days ago +1

      you need medication...

  • Paradiazine
    Paradiazine 7 days ago

    I was watching ASMR and suddenly... *boom* HEY! VSAUCE! MICHAEL HERE!

  • Kevin
    Kevin 7 days ago

    The amount of "or is it"s and "or are they"s in this video is mind blowing, stop questioning everything I believe

  • Yuryol 1
    Yuryol 1 7 days ago

    Earth is still flat

    • Alain
      Alain 5 days ago

      you need medication...

  • J. M.N. Skitz
    J. M.N. Skitz 7 days ago

    If there are what...hundreds upon thousands of satellites above us. Why cant any of them actully take a picture? 101z. The Hubble 🔭 takes pictures of the Universe but not of the earth. ISS is always up there and... They must be pretty busy underwater taking all those photos with 1% disclosure. We must have a flat Mars and a Flat Jupiter with 36 Flatmoons? And the Galaxy we are in, must be a flat galaxy? Right?
    Why cant the 🌎 be a Pyramid Earth? Or a Cube Earth?

  • Krontex
    Krontex 7 days ago

    2020 anyone?

  • Julian Ludwig
    Julian Ludwig 8 days ago +2

    Hmm feels good.

  • Coleman Walls
    Coleman Walls 8 days ago

    How far do you have to be to see the earth? Vsauce- “the earth would feel flatter than a pancake.”

  • nepalnt2121
    nepalnt2121 8 days ago

    this is literally the greatest video ever

  • Aron Syvänen
    Aron Syvänen 8 days ago

    The eye ball would not be the size of the moon. The moon would be the size of an eyeball

  • Project GamerBR
    Project GamerBR 8 days ago

    The Canis Majoris Star should look like an infinite fire wall on the space

  • Taylor Noelle
    Taylor Noelle 8 days ago +1

    I live in Florida and I didn’t even know that

  • Uygar Ramos Oztas
    Uygar Ramos Oztas 8 days ago

    4:16 cuz the earth is flat

  • Shaggy Rogers
    Shaggy Rogers 8 days ago

    Why did I know it was florida

  • Arian Kukaj
    Arian Kukaj 8 days ago

    I love you too mike 😘

  • Emerqld
    Emerqld 9 days ago

    Ow much of y'ou'r are face can see at 1nce?
    none becauz it so uglee 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ligma is lethal
    Ligma is lethal 9 days ago

    "The eart is not flat" hold my beer bitch imma tell you something new

  • Mattson Claybrook
    Mattson Claybrook 9 days ago


  • Abo Machine
    Abo Machine 9 days ago

    Space is fake. Iss is hoax. Spacerace are fake. The earth is a close system. No one can leave the earth

  • Lx Ix
    Lx Ix 9 days ago


  • brandon jerome
    brandon jerome 9 days ago

    Lol,, as u can see. U can see to far for Pythagoras lol

  • Chico Haze
    Chico Haze 9 days ago

    I wish I had One Tredecillion dollars

  • Staples
    Staples 9 days ago

    "Or is it?" Oh boy, here we go.

  • Geronimo Valentine
    Geronimo Valentine 9 days ago

    It's soooo obvious how much BS comes out of this dudes c***sucker all this non sense blabbering of the 👄 to explain a simple question? it's so obvious why would these people over and over feel they have to disprove flat earth.... if it was so silly wouldn't they just ignore the topic? instead they keep showing you these "experts" telling you the earth is not flat. Really think about what you've learned after this video...absolutely NOTHING.

    • mikedelhoo
      mikedelhoo 9 days ago

      Geronimo Valentine If you'd never considered how much of a sphere you can see from a given vantage point, you might learn something.

  • Nam Tran
    Nam Tran 9 days ago

    Vsauce ought to be a college curriculum

  • itemlocation
    itemlocation 9 days ago

    The Earth is a yellow submarineSo we sailed up to the sun
    Till we found a sea of green
    And we lived beneath the waves
    In our yellow submarine

  • Commander Shepherd
    Commander Shepherd 9 days ago

    The only balls my girlfriend cares to deal with, are my own.

  • 1,000 subs with no videos

    did anyone else see "Map Porn"

  • Smiling Lizard
    Smiling Lizard 10 days ago


  • David Board
    David Board 10 days ago

    The earth is do not a globo.

  • ROB H
    ROB H 10 days ago

    Much like the earth this video has peaks and troughs.some parts I found fascinating,other parts lost my interest.all in all I'd rate it 8.5/10.good video.

  • Benjamin Persons
    Benjamin Persons 10 days ago

    Checkmate Flat Earthers - In terms of depth below the surface, the Kola Superdeep Borehole SG-3 retains the world record at 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) in 1989 and is still the deepest artificial point on Earth. - Deepest hole on earth if this was on flat earth you could see space but do you? NO! because earth isn't Flat :) because flat earth is hideous. real earth has Curves. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) | but anyways. the earth is a sphere because earth pushes against gravity in all directions and gravity pushes back the same way because of earth's mass we humans are only staying on the bottom or any other side of earth is because earth's mass creates enough gravity to pull everything to its core but because there is so much in our way to earth's core we don't fall to earth's core. because there is stuff in the way but its what keeps us from earth's core incinerating us. so yea. earth is round because of the laws of the universe. Checkmate flat earthers or should i say... Flat Brainers

  • I 2
    I 2 10 days ago

    I thought the earth was flat

    TRUTH 10 days ago

    #NASALies #GlobalDeception

  • YouTube Go
    YouTube Go 10 days ago

    Rally really informative

  • Justabunnycat Idk what to put here

    Well, that explains why a lot of weird news comes from Florida

  • Styromaniac ‍
    Styromaniac ‍ 10 days ago

    I always wanted to know how good of mayonnaise humans could be. Thanks.

  • chris creek
    chris creek 10 days ago

    Really fooled the sheeple with this video..funny how you have complete C.G.I. pictures of all the other so called planets(calling them real also).You dis-info agents know the sheeple are too dumb from all the G.M.O. brain shattering foods to realize that any of your FAKE probes on mars and beyond could easily pan backwards and take a real picture of a complete earth..There IS NONE.. I surely hope the sheeple wake up to these deceptions SOON.God save us from these demons!