Constellations Debunk the Globe

A person sitting in a snowy place looking at the Northern Lights. Text reads: Constellations Debunk the Globe

Constellations are a great topic for Flat Earth. The stars in our night sky bear witness to our stationary earth, and make it impossible for earth to be a globe. How?

Constellations debunk the globe in two basic ways. First, their year-round visibility  proves we don’t orbit the sun. Second, their visibility from far-flung latitudes proves the earth is not a ball.

The Big Dipper shows up in the Northern latitudes all year round. This would be impossible if we were spinning, orbiting and whirling through space. So that’s Debunk Number One.

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Debunk Number Two: The Big Dipper is visible as far south as Northern Australia. This should be impossible on a globe, for it would be hidden behind a hill of curvature.

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If earth were a globe, The Big Dipper could not be visible from Northern Australia.

Next we have Orion, the Hunter. Orion is a seasonal constellation, meaning he only shows up in winter (summer for the southern latitudes). But when he does appear, he is visible all over the earth. You can see him everywhere on our stationary plane. How could this be possible on a globe?

orion the hunter

On a globe, it’s impossible for any constellation to be visible everywhere. The curvature of the earth would hide certain stars from view. And yet, Orion is visible all over.

Observe the Southern Cross. The pride of Australia and New Zealand, the Southern Cross is visible year-round from the Southern latitudes. Another globe debunk. If we were spinning and orbiting, we would lose alignment, remember?

The Southern Cross is also visible from Northern latitudes, like Hawaii and the Florida Keys. If we were on a ball, the Southern stars could not be visible from the North.

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Southern Star Trails. Southern stars seem to move in an opposite direction from the Northern ones. There’s basically two schools of thought on this. One is that refraction causes them to appear to move in the opposite direction, as if seen through water, that is, the waters above the firmament. This fascinating video illustrates the concept perfectly.

The second idea is that we have two points of rotation, one in the North and one in the South, like two cogs in a timepiece.

I personally don’t have the answer; if you would like to weigh in, please do so in the comments.

To summarize, constellations debunk the globe. Thanks for reading! Stacey



  1. First of all we do see different constellations at different times of the year.
    Please Google to know this simple fact.
    Do not skip the other version that non alignment can be explained by far away stars too.

    1. Hi Abhinav, slight variations in star patterns are not consistent with a spinning, orbiting earth. We have seasonal asterisms, sure, but we have year-round ones like Big Dipper and Southern Cross that would not be possible if we were moving through space. Thanks for your comment.

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