Qibla from New York

Learned something new today. The Earth is round and I forgot that.

So, what happened was the first thing we did when arrived in New York Hotel was finding the Qibla. Checked the Qibla App and it was showing North East. I was pretty puzzled and wondered if the app was accurate.
Then I realized, that I was visioning based on the flat map of the earth. Well, in a flat map, New York is located on the top left of Makkah.

But, the earth is round. So I should be envisioning the globe instead. And imagine running a thread and 2 pins.

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