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Shadows ?

Postby TheBearclaws » Fri 2013-01-25, 12:08:43

I'm watching a couple caches wayyyy up north. If you zoom in on the satellite image you will see some odd lines going upward from left to right. Any idea what they are? My guess is runway light shadows cast by a very low sun.

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Re: Shadows ?

Postby TeamMina » Fri 2013-01-25, 12:37:27

Looks like the sun is directly stright in front of, and low, casting long shadows off the row of lights at the runway approach.
At least it's as close as an arctic park&grab can be. :)
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Re: Shadows ?

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Fri 2013-01-25, 13:10:20

It's hard to tell because Street View isn't working...
On a side note, I didn't know that it was possible to go 2874.3 miles north, and not be all the way north yet.

Another cool feature is how the shoreline just fades into the ocean. It looks like it just drops off the side of the earth.

As for the lines, could be power lines. One of the pics on Google Earth shows a power pole with lines running from it. I would guess that's not it though...

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Re: Shadows ?

Postby TheBearclaws » Fri 2013-01-25, 13:17:07

Fresh glacial grooves

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Re: Shadows ?

Postby Handyman-N-Fam » Fri 2013-01-25, 13:21:59

Did you read the hint on the cache page? That might be your answer.

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Re: Shadows ?

Postby GrizzFlyer » Sat 2013-01-26, 19:30:40

Shadows off the approach light towers. The tower furthest away from the runway should be at 52 feet height. (or is it 54 feet, its been a while since I took that test....)
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Re: Shadows ?

Postby Waggy6 » Thu 2013-10-24, 17:35:16

from descriptions those appear to be the runway approach lights (strobe lights?). I also noticed what appears to be the beach is just the end of the picture. its sea ice and then it just fades into blue background. Its an air photo, no satelite photo available. so they just cut away where they have no picture.


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