3 Explosions with Craters Nearby
Within half a kilometre of dwellings. Any thoughts on this? This villiage is very close to the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center.
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From: Ravendark54While they do look extremely like explosions, but thgere's similar shapped and colored objects in random locations in the fields to the west, leading me to believe these aren't explosions caught by the lucky lense of an over head camera, but trees.
Tue Jul 25 01:21:54 -0700 2006
As for the craters, some resemble craters while others seem to me made for storage of something. The ones nearest the vilage to the north have ditches attached to the side of the crater.
From: ShadrackAlas Ravendark54, I think you are right and I am guilty of looking too locally and not far enough afield to spot the "other trees that look like explosions". What a pity, I thought I had a fabulous find and had found a moment captured in time. Bugger!
Wed Jul 26 06:58:07 -0700 2006
From: tedderso, are we in agreement that they are trees? Should I delete the entry, or what?
Wed Jul 26 08:11:21 -0700 2006
From: AndreaBTJust my opinion, but I think the picture may be worth keeping because the shadows look unusual. I've seen this before here with images of airplanes in flight, but I still can't figure out why the shadows look so odd...almost colorful.
Wed Jul 26 10:00:07 -0700 2006
From: ShadrackHave you considered the other possibility Ted, "that the trees are exploding" ;--)
Wed Jul 26 15:15:18 -0700 2006
From: Indy in IndianaThe color behind the trees (I believe) is either snow or frost on the ground. The long shadows means it is either really early (most likely) or very late in the day. If you pull back a couple of notches, you will notice the white color is only in the shadows. Being in Indiana, I see a lot of this in the morning when the sun comes up. The frost doen't melt in the shadows if it is below freezing. Only when the sun hits it.
Wed Aug 09 18:33:39 -0700 2006
From: AndreaBTYeah, I'll buy that (I'm from Indiana too, but without zooming out a bit, I still wouldn't have thought of it!).
Wed Aug 09 20:10:07 -0700 2006
I still can't figure out some of the odd airplane shadows though, in other images here. Those couldn't possibly be frost or snow!