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the extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision

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the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet

the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

a specific layer or stratum of soil or subsoil in a vertical cross section of land

the great circle on the celestial sphere whose plane passes through the sensible horizon and the center of the Earth

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The spotlight confirmed we were in a thick obscuration, and the orientation of the spotlight created a false horizon under the aircraft, about 45 degrees from the true horizon. For the next few seconds, we appeared to be suspended in this white goo until Leatherneck moved the searchlight directly under the aircraft.
* Civil twilight ends when the center of the Sun is 6 [degrees] below the true horizon. Under a clear sky this is when most outdoor activities need artificial lighting.
When astronomers speak of the horizon, they mean the true horizon you would see if nothing were in the way.
Also mark the circle of the map's true horizon including at least one compass point.