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What is the size of a human compared to the Earth?

It is "said" that the Earth is around 7,926 miles at it's "widest" diameter and, that the circumference of the planet is 24,901 miles.

Actual "space" is considered to begin 62 miles above sea level (also known as the "Kármán line") which is very close to the altitude of an aurora (polar lights).

The image below will show what you have just read.

The average height of a human is "said" to be around 5.5 feet and if all humans on Earth were equivalent to this height, then it would take 59,520 humans stacked and standing from head to toe to reach the Kármán line (62 miles) from sea level.

So you could imagine looking at the ants outside to understand what is the size of a human compared to the planet Earth. There are large ants and there are many small ants and it is "said" that the average size of an ant is 1 millimeter. There are 25.4 mm in one inch and there are 304.8 mm in one foot.

If it takes 59,520 humans (each who are 5.5' tall) stacked from head to toe to reach the Kármán line (62 miles above sea level), then 59,520 1 mm ants stacked on top of each other would be equivalent to 195.28 feet (35.5 humans stacked from head to toe).

So you would have to imagine being the 35th person on top of 34 other individuals, or otherwise you would have to imagine being nearly at the top of a 200 foot Ferris wheel and looking down to try and spot an ant.

In reality, you would need to be a 1 mm ant (not a human) at the top of a 200 foot Ferris wheel, looking down to spot the bottom 1 of 59,520 ants.

This Ferris Wheel, located in Myrtle Beach, SC is 200 feet tall.

This concept would be equivalent to being at the edge of what is considered "space" (Kármán line) and looking down to spot a human being.

Humans are embedded within the cracks of the planet Earth just as an insect can fit within the cracks that humanity walks on.


Area coverage

The current entire human population could actually fit into the state of Texas with plenty of room for each human to live about and, that means that the remaining area of the entire planet would be free for roaming or living.

The Earth itself is "said" to have 196.9 million square miles of surface area. It is said that humans are proportional from arm to arm as we are from head to toe, but imagine that one human is standing alone with their arms down and by their side and that this human has a maximum width of 2 feet (24″) and that this is the average for all of humanity. If also from front to back the human consumed 24″ of space, they would amount to 576 square inches of space.

There are 27,878,400 (27.9 million) square feet in one mile, which is equivalent to 4,014,489,600 (4 billion) square inches. If the average human might consume 576 square inches then one human would fit into a square mile 6,969,600 times. With the surface area of Earth being equal to 196.9 million square miles, you could fit one human side by side (each containing 576 square inches of space) 790,453,002,240,000,000 (790 quadrillion) times.

One quadrillion is more than 999 trillion and one trillion is more than 999 billion and the human population is "said" to be within the low billions..

You would need now to imagine 790.5 quadrillion grains of sand that are formed as the crust of a sphere, then pick one to view a single human compared to only the surface area of the planet Earth.

It seems no wonder you cannot see humans when viewing Earth from space. We are microscopic.

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