The specific "sub questions" I'm asking are:
- When you are looking at clouds just on the horizon, how far away would they be?
How wide (in km) is that total field of vision at roughly cloud height.
- Let's assume that the clouds being viewed are of the high family form which range from 5-12.2km (16,500 to 40,000 feet) in altitude.
- Let's assume flat or nearly flat ground at an elevation of 0-100 metres (328 feet) above sea level.
- Let's also assume the viewer is human and approx 170cm tall (5'7").
I understand if the answers can only be approximates. Looking for both a general way to think about this question as well as how to measure the field of view in question. If it's difficult to take all the variables into account then can anyone explain what the absolute maximum distance would be in a best case scenario?
Similar but not the same question: How much sky do we see at any one moment?