August 31, 2004

A satellite's eye view of the earth Or, for those of you who can never remember whether it's nighttime over there, and always wind up waking your distant friends/family/lizard alien overlords there's this.

Satellite imagery for cities around the world Another satellite image Russia Canada (where's that damn island that jb claims gets hot? and more and some more

  • so, that first link says, "View from Sun: 150972252 km above 8
  • Too literal, Side. It is indeed what the Earth would look like from the sun if you had a telescope that could resolve it that well. Same for the moon. The Earth isn't that big from the moon's surface, but if you had a telescope that would resolve it to that degree, that's what it would look like.
  • ah, so i need to remember to take a TELESCOPE on my trip to the sun, in addition to my flame-proof birks. gotcha.
  • And lots of water, you don't want to get dehydrated. Also maybe a sunblock with SPF 15 or higher.
  • And an X-Ray laser.
  • well, carl sagan said rats could live on the sun. *for two weeks.* or did he? heh.
  • I can see my house! Great post, polychrome. I love that day/night view. Ever since I was a child I've often found myself wondering what is happening on the other side of the world right now.
  • "There's a rat near me whose best friend is a cat, seriously. It uses the cat as a pillow." That kicks ass.
  • That's not a real satellite image: I turned every light in the house off, and the picture stayed the same.
  • Manitoulin should be visible here - it's the long island in the centre, dividing Georgian bay from the rest of Lake Huron - It comes off the end of the long peninsula (the Bruce Peninsula) which is just about in the centre of the picture. Sorry about griping - it was very very hot :)
  • Getting close up with Manitoulin Island.
  • jb - you were hardly griping. I pulled your leg a little, I figure I'm fair game and I'd be disappointed if I didn't get some comeback. Don't be hard on yourself for playing the game.
  • I'd say more but it'd sound condescending and patronising (patronising, now that's a big word for you to use isn't it.) So I won't. Monkey on fellas!! Have a 'nana. (
  • And this is a neat index to online maps. Found it while trying to find the latitude of Manitoulin. ~45 north or thereabouts, or so it seems.
  • Wonderful links, all of them!
  • Eeekk! This is almost ready to fall off the front page, and U haven't made it to all the links yet!
  • U = I
  • And I = confused.