What is the circumference of the earth?

The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901.55 miles

(40,075.16 kilometers).

But, if you measure the earth through the poles the circumference is a bit shorter - 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km). This the earth is a tad wider than it is tall, giving it a slight bulge at the equator. This shape is known as an ellipsoid or more properly, geoid (earth-like).

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The distance from Dumha na Giall - the Mound of the Hostages - the Neolithic mound at Tara -  to the Great Pyramid in Egypt

measured with Google Earth

is 2488.89 miles

ie / to the nearest mile
2489 miles



The circumference of the Earth  would be between  24901 miles measured at the equator and 24860 measured through  the poles

- so at a low slant would be just a bit under 24901 miles


the distance between Tara and the Great Pyramid is  1/10 of the circumference of the Earth

to the nearest mile -





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the direct path passes through


the Great Pyramid

( library and lighthouse at Pharos
one of the Seven Wonders of the World )  

very close to
 ( shrine of Gaia - then of Apollo - the Pythia  - the navel of the World )

omphalos, a central or focal point. (From the ancient Greek word for the navel, omphalos was the name of a sacred stone used to mark the spot in the Temple of Apollo at Delphi that the ancient Greeks believed was the center of the world. See oracle, Delphic, and python.) Encyclopaedia Britannica; Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable; Zimmerman.

python / Pythoness, the Oracle at Delphi, called the Pythia. (After the Python, the serpentine dragon sent by Hera to terrorize Leto after Zeusimpregnated her with twins Apollo and Artemis. To protect his mother, Apollo tracked down the monster and killed it at the city of Delphi, where it sought refuge with its mate, the monster Delphyne, after which Delphi, believed by the Greeks to be the center of the world, got its name. “Delphi’s ruins have been well preserved, . Because of the intense archaeological interest in Delphi, the United Nations granted it status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987” - Chapter 8. See Delphic and oracle.) Encyclopaedia Britannica; Graves; Hesiod, Theogony; Ovid.


London   ( whatever about the snakes - London is named for Lugh , the Celtic god of the sun)


the Hill of Tara and  Rath Lugh   









The distance from Dumha na Giall - the Mound of the Hostages - the Neolithic mound at Tara -  to the solar temple in England at Avebury

measured with Google Earth

is 249.45 miles

ie / to the nearest mile -

it is 249 miles




.             .. so  it is 1/100  of the circumference of the Earth


--- click on any picture to enlarge it

                 to the nearest mile -    


I don't really have any comment -

                    ----  except to say that it IS so -

check it yourself

I rest my case ...whatever it is ...           .

and thanks to the writing of James Q Jacobs for alerting us to these strange ratios - and more -

 some of his work is at
                            and at





Google Earth  
how to measure