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A Site Worth Visiting.views From Satellites  
User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Just been giving this site, it is certainly worth a look

http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html

Regards
Ron

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User currently offlineRajivvyas From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

thanks. very helpful.

User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

Very cool.

However, I suggested that this be moved to the non av forum.  Big grin

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

That's pretty nice Big thumbs up

I've seen others like it, but not as good as this.

Josh


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

cool stuff. Man there sure are a lot of satellites up there  Smile

User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

There are certainly a lot of Iridium satellites up there,

Want Australia think Optus, but its a bit dark there now.

Anyone know the satellite names that cover the US.




Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing, it's going in my favorites  Smile

User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Am I missing something here? Since when do communications satellites have cameras? Where are the clouds? What's the story with this site?

User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Beats me.

But then again i just looks at the pictures.
If it is a wind up, then fine, its one of the better ones. otherwise,i'm not wasting drinking time on it.


User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

thats a great site....however, if only I could know what site will give me a view of what!  Big grin

really cool though...definatley on the favorites!

Thanks Silverfox

DeltaASA16


User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

Delta

just pick some and go for it, but there is a link that gives you cities you can look at


User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1129 times:

It's not actually pictures from each satellite, surely?

As I understand it, they take a model of what the earth looks like in day/night (gained from a collage of photos, certainly not from most satellites), and then rotate it to get the perspective from a particular position; that of your chosen satellite. You could make up your own satellite and get the same result, just by specifying the orbital elements.

No weather, not really up-to-date, no "real" pictures from your favourite satellite. It still looks cute though  Smile



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Oops... "no weather" is wrong.

There's also an option that effectively stitches together current weathersat images, and shows them from the perspective of your chosen satellite.

If you actually want weather satellite information, I'm sure there are better dedicated sites; this one is purely eyecandy, although that's no bad thing.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Yes, it just shows you the view of the earth from the current position of the satellite.

Btw. ENVISAT is the satellite that my dad worked as an Aerospace engineer on  Smile


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