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Calculate area of a triangle, taking into account the earth curvature watch

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    Calculate area of a triangle, taking into account the earth curvature

    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to work out the area of a 2D triangle from where I stand on earth to a plane in the sky. I can do this however I'm trying to take into account the earths curvature.. And then add that to the total area of the triangle.

    I already know the distance from me to the plane and also the height of the plane.

    Is there a formula for this?

    Thanks all


    If you are an undergrad and have taken some topology maybe consider the surface area (between the three points) on a topological space with positive curvature.

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