These are just two examples of how passionately this community believes the planet is not a globe.
A number of people on both Twitter and flat Earth subreddits are encouraging people not to wear the specially made eclipse glasses during today's eclipse, because of a Nasa conspiracy. This is highly inadvisable, because no matter your opinions on the composition of our planet, the sun will still burn and blind your eyes. Do not look at it with your naked eyes flat Earthers.
I wanted to see what Flat Earth Twitter has to say about the eclipse https://t.co/gazGqSK66b
There's even a digitally animated flat earth solar model if you were interested.
There are also a number of questions about shadows. Many flat Earthers argue, using a flash light and household objects, that an object's shadow can't be smaller than the object itself. Put simply, how can the moon's shadow be smaller than the moon as it passes over the United States?
Stop Believing The Globe Lie! The Earth is FLAT! RT @Pistolp82: RT @FaithNTruthgrl: What's going on here? #flatearth https://t.co/vXkK3wTYBl
Will Kinney, professor of physics at the University at Buffalo SUNY told Micthat The Sun isn’t simple a single beam of light, like the flashlights in the videos. It’s a staggeringly huge source of light, beaming out said light in every direction. He added to Mic that a better analogy would be the shadow of a marble in the light of a bonfire.
What you need is an extended light source that is at such a distance that it’s almost exactly the same apparent size as the thing you’re blocking it with.
Other arguments include the fact that the path of the eclipse is moving from east to west, when the earth is spinning from west to east.
Stop Believing The Globe Lie! The Earth is FLAT! RT @SARS096: RT @AMassAwakening: #SOLAR #ECLIPSE PROVES #FLATEARTH https://t.co/2rKySsc4dL