For some reason, Ciro Santilli is mildly obsessed with understanding and visualizing the real projective plane.

To see why this is called a plane, move he center of the sphere to $z=1$, and project each line passing on the center of the sphere on the x-y plane. This works for all points of the sphere, except those at the equator $z=1$. Those are the points at infinity. Note that there is one such point at infinity for each direction in the x-y plane.