Greek horízōn he came to Latin as horĭzon, which in turn in our language became horizon . This is called the line in which, with the naked eye, the earth seems to join the sky .
Suppose a person It is located in the middle of the field, without any construction nearby or trees or large plants. Looking far away, you will notice that, once a point has arrived, the earth's surface seems to meet the sky: that Union It is the horizon.
There are various kinds of horizon: the real horizon , he apparent horizon , he optical horizon , he geometric horizon , etc. In each case, the definition varies according to the flat which is considered, the point of view of the observer and other issues.
It is important to keep in mind that the horizon is linked to the curvature of the planet land and to the phenomenon of refraction . This means that what is on the horizon can be partially hidden.
The concept of horizon also has other meanings. It may be a landscape , a site or a limit . For example: “I would like to travel thanks to my art and reach distant horizons”, "The horizons of the kingdom are well protected by our soldiers", "The most beautiful horizons began to happen in front of our eyes".
Horizon, on the other hand, may refer to a temporary period that is expected for something or at prospects linked to a draft or subject: "I think the government should consider a three-year horizon to reduce inflation", "We have to see beyond the daily horizon if we want the company to survive in time", "What would be the long-term horizon of this initiative?".