reply to post by afaik
Do you guys even read the links you go to ?
Sometimes there are large, irregularly-shaped black regions on this image. These are missing data -- sometimes the satellites don't cover the whole
area. The satellites are often designed to give complete coverage for more populated areas, meaning that the more remote areas aren't covered as
well. Sometimes too, data is just lost in transmission due to solar activity or other technical problems. Try again later, and the black areas will
have moved or vanished altogether
That's listed with the picture.
Crap I got beat by like 15 people.
[edit on 14-10-2008 by whoshotJR]