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Distance to Horizon (height in meter and distance in km)
Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in statute miles)
Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in nautical miles))
Tabel: Distance  Distance to Horizon (height in meter and distance in km)
Height [m]  Distance Horizon [km] 
1  3,6 
2  5,1 
3  6,2 
4  7,1 
5  8,0 
6  8,7 
7  9,4 
8  10,1 
9  10,7 
10  11,3 
12  12,4 
14  13,4 
16  14,3 
18  15,2 
20  16,0 
25  17,9 
30  19,6 
35  21,1 
40  22,6 
45  24,0 
50  25,3 
60  27,7 
70  29,9 
80  31,9 
90  33,9 
100  35,7 
150  43,7 
200  50,5 
250  56,5 
300  61,9 
400  71,4 
500  79,9 
1000  112,9 
2000  159,7 
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Got to Know: The distance to the horizon can be determined using the above table. If your eye is on 2 meter height above the sea level, then the using the table, the horizon is on 5.1 km distance. If you are on a light house at 50 meter above the sea level the horizon is at a distance of 25.3 km. However, vessels can be followed behind the horizon. This distance can also be determined using the same table. Suppose the vessel has a height of 10 meter then the distance to the horizon is 11.3 km. If you are standing on a dune of 20 meter height it brings the horizon on a distance of 16 km. So you just can see the top of the vessel at a distance of 16 km + 11.3 km = 27.3 km!
Tabel: Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in statute miles)
Height [feet]  Distance Horizon [miles] 
1  1,2 
5  2,7 
10  3,9 
20  5,5 
30  6,7 
40  7,7 
50  8,7 
60  9,5 
70  10,3 
80  11,0 
90  11,6 
100  12,3 
200  17,3 
300  21,2 
400  24,5 
500  27,4 
600  30,0 
700  32,4 
800  34,7 
900  36,8 
1000  38,7 
2000  54,8 
3000  67,1 
4000  77,5 
5000  86,6 
6000  94,9 
7000  102,5 
8000  109,6 
9000  116,2 
10000  122,5 
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Website: tablereferences.info (Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in statute miles)) When you like to refer directly to the presented table from your own website the following link can be used in your anchor statement for the field href:
The correct table will be presented directly. It is also possible to refer to the table from your MsWord document or from your MsExcel spreadsheet when you include the above link in the hyperlink of your document. A hyperlink can be added to almost every item in a MsWord document or to a MsExcel cel.
Got to Know: The distance to the horizon can be determined using the above table. If your eye is on 5 feet height above the sea level, then the using the table, the horizon is on 2.7 statute miles distance. If you are on a light house at 200 feet above the sea level the horizon is at a distance of 17.3 statute miles. However, vessels can be followed behind the horizon. This distance can also be determined using the same table. Suppose the vessel has a height of 30 feet then the distance to the horizon is 6.7 statute miles. If you are standing on a dune of 60 feet height it brings the horizon on a distance of 9.5 statute miles. So you just can see the top of the vessel at a distance of 6.7 mile + 9.5 mile = 16.2 miles!
Tabel: Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in nautical miles)
Height [feet]  Distance Horizon [NM] 
1  1,1 
5  2,4 
10  3,4 
20  4,8 
30  5,8 
40  6,7 
50  7,5 
60  8,2 
70  8,9 
80  9,5 
90  10,1 
100  10,6 
200  15,1 
300  18,4 
400  21,3 
500  23,8 
600  26,1 
700  28,2 
800  30,1 
900  31,9 
1000  33,7 
2000  47,6 
3000  58,3 
4000  67,3 
5000  75,3 
6000  82,5 
7000  89,1 
8000  95,2 
9000  101,0 
10000  106,5 
As a source reference you can include the following:
Website: tablereferences.info (Distance to Horizon (height in feet and distance in nautical miles)) When you like to refer directly to the presented table from your own website the following link can be used in your anchor statement for the field href:
The correct table will be presented directly. It is also possible to refer to the table from your MsWord document or from your MsExcel spreadsheet when you include the above link in the hyperlink of your document. A hyperlink can be added to almost every item in a MsWord document or to a MsExcel cel.
Got to Know: The distance to the horizon can be determined using the above table. If your eye is on 5 feet height above the sea level, then the using the table, the horizon is on 2.4 NM distance. If you are on a light house at 200 feet above the sea level the horizon is at a distance of 15.1 NM. However, vessels can be followed behind the horizon. This distance can also be determined using the same table. Suppose the vessel has a height of 30 feet then the distance to the horizon is 5.8 NM. If you are standing on a dune of 60 feet height it brings the horizon on a distance of 8.2 NM. So you just can see the top of the vessel at a distance of 5.8 NM + 8.2 NM = 14NM!

