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How on Earth was this Image Made?

PostPosted: April 12th, 2007, 3:02 pm
by PHY
This image presents a remarkable view of the North Atlantic Ocean, stretching from the equator and western Africa northward to Iceland and Greenland, with sunset occurring over (north to south) Scandinavia, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, and the Ivory Coast.

Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or possibly even something else?


Click to read the feature article from Earth Observatory when you’re ready to check your answer.

PostPosted: April 14th, 2007, 7:38 am
by socratus
Very nice picture.
Thank you.

PostPosted: April 15th, 2007, 1:21 am
by BenTheMan
my guess is that it is a computer doctored image, but I don't know for sure.

Cool pic.

PostPosted: May 5th, 2007, 8:52 am
by tin2019
Why do you think it cannot be an actuall unedited photo? The only thing that's wierd is that there are no clouds. I'm not sure if that ever happens, but who knows.