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What's Wrong With This Picture And Where Is It?  
User currently offline87GROUNDED From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

I found this on Google Earth. What is wrong with it and how do you think this happened and where do you think it was taken?

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User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5471 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4787 times:

They could be holding at different altitudes...if that's what you're talking about...


What the...?
User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Are you talking about the multiple instances of the aircraft? That happens all the time with Google Maps / Earth, it's due to how the images are taken and then stitched together. There is just one aircraft in reality. You can see the effects of this by the fact that one of the shadows doesn't have a corresponding aircraft to the right of it, this is because the next section is overlaid on top of where it would be.

Including the latitude and longitude gives the location away slightly FRA.

[Edited 2007-06-18 01:33:42]

User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Quoting Star_world (Reply 2):
one of the shadows doesn't have a corresponding aircraft to the right of it,

huh?

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

I think it's the way the satellite takes photos as it moves along in space. This has happened on multiple occurences. You can see an AirTran 717 several times taking off from MCO.

On a somewhat related note, Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west. My friend showed it to me several months ago but I couldn't find it now if I tried. I don't remember where it was.


User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 3):
huh?

You missed a shadow close to the last aircraft you circled on the right of the picture  Wink

I would say it's the same aircraft at different stages after it's takeoff.

Quoting Star_world (Reply 2):

You get it spot on in my opinion.



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Quoting UnattendedBag (Reply 3):
huh?

Make that two in that case - the three highlighted shadows / aircraft images don't correspond with each other, it's the one closer. ie: the center shadow corresponds to the left "aircraft". Look at the buildings and you'll clearly see that the sun isn't low enough for what you highlight to be true.

But it's a pretty academic question, since like I said there's only one of them in the first place!


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

Not on this photo, but sometimes Google Earth doesn't do a good job at overlapping images (satellite imagery on Google Earth isn't taken at the same time, some images are 1994-vintage)

User currently offlineSmokeyrosco From Ireland, joined Dec 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4673 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e....479499&spn=0.007145,0.014462&z=16



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User currently offlineSmokescreen From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&z=16

That is awesome! And re. the OP, that is definitely the same plane. There have been a couple of other threads about this where it was discussed in detail.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Would this be it

Yes sir. Thanks  Smile


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4588 times:

If you imagine the satellite camera moving across the sky, taking overlapping pictures continuously as it moves across the earth's surface, anything that happens to be moving more or less in the same direction at a similar speed will be photographed several times. However, this is only really likely with aircraft around airports, because they are very low (i.e. close to the focal point of the camera lens), and moving relatively slowly. At altitude, aircraft would be moving too fast, and be too far away from the focal point (the earth's surface) to be in focus.

(edit) - And yes, it is Frankfurt - I posted this particular image on A.net a few months ago!  Smile

Riv'

[Edited 2007-06-18 02:10:36]


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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4426 times:

Quoting Smokeyrosco (Reply 8):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 4):
Google Earth also managed to catch an in-flight refueling of a C-5 somewhere out west.

Would this be it

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&z=16

How the hell do you people find this stuff??


Concerning the multiple exposure at FRA, I once saw a similar situation at MCO and DFW. I'm not sure if they're still there.



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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4367 times:

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 12):
How the hell do you people find this stuff??

http://googlesightseeing.com is pretty good for this sort of stuff...


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

Quoting Rwy04LGA (Reply 12):
How the hell do you people find this stuff??

Ha, ha, you might well ask! As it happens, I was just having a look at certain airports, such as FRA, when I noticed the LH jumbo taking off. It was prompted by another posting here of a KE 747 on finals for an airport in the US, but I can't recall which one. I don't think it's that unusual for aviation enthusiasts to be googling airports, but that's just my opinion..  crazy 



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