When was it discovered that the Earth was spherical and not flat?
This discovery happened all over the world in ancient times. There wasn't one event.
Cartographers can represent the spherical Earth on flat paper by making a which is like casting shadows from the spherical world onto a flat piece of paper?
The ancient Greeks knew (most likely discovered too) the earth was not flat contrary to the popular myth that Columbus thought he would fall of the Earth if he sailed to far West. _______________________ We have no way of knowing which ancient civilizations realized that the Earth was spherical, but it was likely the Phoenicians, those sea-faring traders who roamed the Mediterranean and on to England and the Norse lands.
Yes earth is a spherical (round), thousands of years ago people did not know that planet earth was round, they just thought it was flat so if they went to far they would fall of the edge! but nowadays because of spacetravel etc, we have seen planet earth and they have noticed it was a spherical planet. So yes it is.
There are several pieces of evidence that the Earth is round. > lunar eclipses: a shadow of the earth is cast upon the moon that proves that the earth has a spherical shape > planetary bodies: in comparison all plants are spherical so why shouldn't earth be > circumnavigation: the earth has been circumnavigated countless times. If the earth wasn't spherical the boat would have fallen off its edge > aeriel photographs: pictures have been…