TRANSIENT: Airplane in flight
Anyone know why the shadow is so light in contrast? This is the second one I've seen like this.
Show nearby | Submitter: AndreaBT

From: Heludin
Tue Sep 05 22:14:32 -0700 2006
The shiny shadow is actually reflected light inside the lense of the camera, the shadow(dark) will be about 1 to 2 Kilometers from the plane itself.......take as example the plane that just took off from the airport, the shadow is about 1 kilometer to the north.

From: AndreaBT
Fri Sep 08 18:57:47 -0700 2006
Thanks! SpyderMonkey just posted another picture of an airplane (near Southaven, Mississippi) that proves your explanation, as the shiny reflection is actually partially overlapping the airplane. But I still can't find shadows for any of these!

From: Heludin
Sat Nov 11 09:59:44 -0800 2006
To AndreaBT
Not all the pictures match the rest of their sorroundings
due to shots taken in different dates, so what the team does is the following:
place the best shot in the system, sometimes you can see clouds in one end of an area of about 1000 square meters but outside that shot is clear, that means they overlapped a shot on top of another, since the shot shows better resolution and less interference to the objects below.
Sometimes you see snow in one end of a city but at the end spring has arrived, this is how shadows, roads, landscapes, etc...get lost.
So if one picture was taken september 05 and the picture that continues the map was taken the next day the shadow of an airplane will not be found.
This could be an explanation to lost shadows

From: Heludin
Sat Nov 11 10:01:12 -0800 2006
sorry I meant:
at the other end

From: tedder
Sat Nov 11 11:46:17 -0800 2006
the shadows can be a long distance from the plane, if they show up at all.


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