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What is going on with Google Earth? (Related to October 14th)

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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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The satellites use radars to sense the heat of the atmosphere.


"Currently, the cloud motion data used to derive wind measurements are observed from geostationary satellites. These instruments orbit the equator, obtaining images of the Earth’s surface below to roughly 55 degrees north and south of the equator. Any farther north or south and the satellite image becomes distorted due to the curvature of the Earth. Consequently, wind data predictions based on cloud motion have been most accurate at latitudes lower than 55 degrees."


earthobservatory.nasa.gov...


"This Google Earth add-on displays a near live global cloud layer, automatically updating every 3 hours.


Whatever this is, it is still present. I think Google would have at least fixed this by now.


[edit on 4-10-2008 by beyondtopsecret]

[edit on 4-10-2008 by beyondtopsecret]




posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by beyondtopsecret

Whatever this is, it is still present. I think Google would have at least fixed this by now.



Google has good people, however I believe fixing a hardware problem on a satellite may be out of their hands.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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this is very very strange... and its a huge coincidence that its 2,000 miles long.. the only thing i can think of.. its either a huge error thats not being fixed.. and coincidently its a 2,000 miles wide mistake.. or google is pulling a prank? everyone should flag and star this thread.. we need to get to the bottom of it.. I for one do not beleive in this whole federation of light thing.. but who the hell knows?



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:02 PM
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the only problem I have with it being a sat hardware problem is.. that the anomaly occured in australia... I am sure the weather sat for australia is conmpletly different then the one used for north america... so that pretty much rules that out..



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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What is the problem, the missing cloud images?

One poster said that the clouds were there, so what is missing is the image on Google Earth.

I know that this may sound strange to some people, but Google Earth does not work by magic, it works with the available data, if there is no data available then they can not display the images.

If this is a sign of things to come then it is a sign that people will believe anything in the future...



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by thefreepatriot
man someone needs to call google earth to see if this is just some type of error.. this is bugging me out!!!!!!!!!!!


Go for it. Call them.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:10 PM
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OK I've checked google earth now, it's there, yes I think it's a good idea to contact google earth if somebody wants.

There's probably a reason for this but could someone tell me why some clouds are green, does that mean thick clouds?



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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:11 PM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
OK I've checked google earth now, it's there, yes I think it's a good idea to contact google earth if somebody wants.

There's probably a reason fro this but could someone tell me why some clouds are green, does that mean thick clouds?

[edit on 4-10-2008 by _Phoenix_]

Or dont? Maybe they'll cover it up?
I'm sure they''ll find out one way or another, but let them do it on their own while we can get as much awareness on the topic as we can.

Sure asking them might get to the bottom of things but it may be asking for things we dont want...

[edit on 4-10-2008 by MurrayTORONTO]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:14 PM
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Yeah good point, but how else can we find out?

All I can think of is if the area comes over where you live, go outside and see if you spot anything odd.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:17 PM
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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
OK I've checked google earth now, it's there, yes I think it's a good idea to contact google earth if somebody wants.

There's probably a reason fro this but could someone tell me why some clouds are green, does that mean thick clouds?

[edit on 4-10-2008 by _Phoenix_]


The green clouds represent areas with severe weather i.e. rain.

Also, for everyone asking what the "big deal" is about these missing sections of weather data, to put it short I have been using Google Earth on a daily basis to check weather forecast and I have NEVER seen anything similar to what is happening now.


[edit on 4-10-2008 by beyondtopsecret]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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Guys I think this is a fault in the texturing like the previous guy said.

The reason I think this is this.

Check out the same area without weather checked, what do you see? It has a strange look to it, the texture is odd, something ain't right there even without the clouds.

Now go to the same place but on the other side of the world, which is right now on Antartica what do you see? the same texture shape! This is probably because of the way they tried to texture on a 3d sphere.

To me this disproves it.

Picture of example of how their wireframe for the 3d sphere possibly looks like, somehow this has effected the way they tried to texture it, as you can see the shape we see is the same as the picture.





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posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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no one is jumping to conclusions.. but this is a problem.. if the radar doesn't see clouds becuase somthing is blocking it.. then the data won't be sent to google. and hence the missing cloud cover on google earth.. whats strange about this missing data.. is that it has right angles... and has moved from australia to canada .. and now its sitting on the north pole.....this should be investigated.

[edit on 4-10-2008 by thefreepatriot]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:19 PM
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Why not look at the sites of organisations that really have meteorologic satellites?

By changing the date and time on this page we can see where that satellite was and what it was "seeing".



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:22 PM
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someone tried pulling up the G.E satellite but it was not working... thats a good idea.. that would rule out the possibility of it being a google flaw



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:31 PM
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If no one is jumping to conclusions why was this posted on the Aliens & UFOs forum? And why the "(Related to October 14th)" on the title?

And who said that these photos were taken with radar? Satellite photos of clouds are usually taken in the visible or infrared light wavelengths, no radar. Also, it's not just a satellite taking all the photos, if it's just one satellite not transmitting the data it will make a moving hole in the image.

And I agree that it should be investigated, but just looking at Google Earth images is not investigation.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:33 PM
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So what do you think of my conclusion?

I think it answers everything.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:35 PM
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the orange bar on google earth in greenland has been there FOREVER I've seen that there since google earth came out. same w/ the black bar

[edit on 4-10-2008 by MoothyKnight]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:36 PM
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I have updated the google snaps of this event after 10:30am to 2:20pm
(PT) Look at 12:11am and 2:20pm. I see evidence of a duplicate image area from 12:11am inserted into the 2:20pm google snap.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

[edit on 4-10-2008 by star in a jar]



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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I have also not seen evidence of it moving, which also backs up my conclusion.



posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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It could be a series of machines responsible for that data have commonly lost their ability to communicate. Google does its operations in a massive parallel scale. Say machines "earth-1539" to "earth-1643" are acting funny at the moment and they work on a hexagon shape of data at an one time. There you get your wierdo shape sulking around the map.




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