What did you find in Satellite photos today?

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What did you find in Satellite photos today?

Post by BurnsideBob » May 17th, 2022, 8:13 pm

Was surprised to find this. Anyone know why the shadow would be rendered bright white? It was that bright dot that led me to zoom in.
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Re: What did you find in Satellite photos today?

Post by aiwetir » May 17th, 2022, 10:18 pm

That's not it's shadow as you can see the shadows of the trees are on the NW sides of them.

This is your answer though

https://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archive ... ffect.html

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Satellites take low res RGB and high res monochrome images nearly simultaneously but not exactly simultaneous.
The bright thing is the RGB and the sharp image is the high resolution monochrome portion of the capture.
In things that don't move the blend the monochrome into the RGB to improve the perceived resolution
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Re: What did you find in Satellite photos today?

Post by BurnsideBob » May 19th, 2022, 7:29 am

Michael:

Thanks for a great explanation!

Anyone else with a satellite photo find?

I was hoping my post would stimulate the sharing of more "finds".

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Post by adamschneider » May 19th, 2022, 9:28 am

I've found a few small airplanes and at least one helicopter, but never a jet airliner.

Helicopter near the mouth of Mosier Creek:
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Private jet above Bridal Veil Creek near Telluride, Colorado:
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Post by Charley » May 22nd, 2022, 12:50 pm

I always enjoy coming across these:
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Post by jime » May 22nd, 2022, 3:44 pm

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Post by Jbar290 » December 24th, 2022, 10:36 pm

Thing north of horseshoe falls. West fork Lr
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Post by teachpdx » December 27th, 2022, 8:20 am

Stumbled across this recently on Google Earth.
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Captured the day after the 2013 EF5 tornado in Moore, OK. Subsequent satellite views show the rebuilding of the city over the following years.

Rewind the historical imagery to May 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Moore_tornado
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Re: What did you find in Satellite photos today?

Post by wildcat » October 22nd, 2023, 9:34 am

Bunch of dirt access roads to some of the hundreds of windmills east of Tehachapi (35.0775701 -118.3027846). It kind of looks like a thunderbird with a Sphinx head! Pacific Crest is the narrow, winding faint gray line in the upper left.
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Re: What did you find in Satellite photos today?

Post by wildcat » October 22nd, 2023, 10:31 am

A while back I had mentioned my growing up at my gramdma's place in Vista Del Rio and drawing parallels to thematic elements of James Taylor's cut "Copperline" (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=30012&p=221518#p221518). Well, here it is. This is part of the suburb of Chapel Hill, NC known informally by locals and immortalised in his song (https://www.google.com/maps/@35.8925376 ... ?entry=ttu):
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James's childhood house (half-a-mile down Morgan Creek, leaning heavy on the end of the week) shows as a white square in the upper left corner, at the end of Morgan Creek Road. I have marked with a yellow star.

Although even the old folks never knew why they call it like they do (and he'd been wondering since the age of two), supposedly major rainstorms will sometimes erode some of the area's reddish soil into the creek, giving the water an orangish-red color, down on Copperline.

EDIT: And here's (part of) his house from Street View, around when it was on the market in 2018:
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