United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3062 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
Does anyone know what kind of plane this? I am guessing CRJ-200. No idea on airline, maybe AA? It is just east of Belmont Harbor in Chicago over Lake Michigan. I assume it is on final approach to ORD runways 27L or 27R. Cool shadow.
The Google Earth coordinates are 41d56'28.71"N 87d36'47.97"W
NoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
Quoting Andz (Reply 2): what was that thread about shadows? you can clearly see the aircraft's shadow on the water.
That's not it's actual shadow - Google Earth does that a lot with planes at altitude. It's something to do with the film they use to take the photos IIRC that gives a shadow effect. Look at any cruising airliner in GE and you'll see that funny coloured shadow.