The fact is the earth is a globe. You can see that OZ is on the other side and is about 12 hours ahead of us. Their midnight is our noon.
Plenty of photos taken from space. Sequences taken as the space station circles the earth really shows the changes for day into night.
Any material that says that the earth is not a globe is absolute rubbish.
Before a became a qualified Scuba Diver I studied navigation and itís history, that was even going back to how modern navigation evolved from the sort of flat earth view of the world 2000 years ago. This study involved the rise and fall of the tides which are caused by the Moons gravitational pull.
That was so the I could understand tide tables to enable me to calculate when slack water occurs for a Dive on a shipwreck.
As for maps they are a 2 dimensional view of something that is 3 dimensional.The 3rd dimension is the curvature of the earth which you cannot show on a normal OS map.
If you saw a 2 dimensional map of the world or Earth it would look like a peeled Orange, There is a proper name for that type of map.
I love looking at maps and studied them and how they were made and from what information. I found it total absorbing.
Fact the Earth is a near globe and it may have a very slight wobble I understand. The magnetic field around the Earth is another thing to study. The magnetic North Pole is shifting gradually each year. Magnetic North and True North are different.
The worry about that it that there could come a time when the magnetic field does a flip. Iíve forgotten what the would mean.
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