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Strange pattern on earth filmed from orbit??

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posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:24 PM
At least thats where i think its filmed from, what do you think?

Here's a snap shot.

Also the person who uploaded this video says "Whats this on mars???"

It couldn't be as Mars has been mapped and something like that would of been found.

Could it be photo shopped in some way??

Could it be this person got it right?

There are many similar structures in many deserts on earth. If you have Google Earth, enter the following coordinates and you will see similar structures: 27 degrees, 16 minutes N 42 degrees, 41 minutes E They are located in the north of Saudi Arabia, northeast of a city called Hail.

I cant verify that myself maybe if some could that would be good.

Or is it these?

those are center-pivot irrigation farms on Earth, probably in the Middle East. Taken by an astronaut or cosmonaut from the ISS or from the shuttle using a zoom lens.

There's a bit of a wobble with the camera, does that mean its not filmed from space?


posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:40 PM
Looks like a solar farm to me. Why there would be one in SA is the mystery.

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:45 PM
from one location:

microsoft maps:

google maps full zoom in:

comments in irc:

02:27:40 < xxx> there is a large oil refinery near Al Jawf says wikipedia
02:28:41 < xxx> it is like they are laying a layer of oil in these circles
to dry
02:28:58 < xxx> then maybe they collect and use it for some other
petrochemical product

[edit on 31-8-2008 by inthemistandfog]

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:47 PM
Libya desert farming

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 01:54 PM
its caused by circular irrigation

posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 02:08 PM
Yes, Al Khufrah Oasis, Libya

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Green circles in the desert frequently indicate tracts of agriculture supported by center-pivot irrigation. The Al Khufrah Oasis in southeastern Libya (near the Egyptian border) is one of Libya’s largest agricultural projects, and is an easy-to-recognize landmark for orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Because only about 2 percent of Libya’s land receives enough rainfall to be cultivated, this project uses fossil water from a large underground aquifer. The Libyan government also has a plan called the Great Man Made River to pump and transport these groundwater reserves to the coast to support Libya’s growing population and industrial development.

The center-pivot irrigation system pumps water under pressure into a gantry or tubular arm from a central source. Anchored by a central pivot, the gantry slowly rotates over the area to be irrigated, thereby producing the circular patterns. Although the field diameters vary, these fields are approximately 0.6 mile (1 kilometer) in diameter. Darker colors indicate fields where such crops as wheat and alfalfa are grown. Lighter colors can indicate a variety of agricultural processes: fields that have been harvested recently; fields that are lying fallow; fields that have just been planted; or fields that have been taken out of production.

Full article - Earth Observatory


posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 02:49 PM
Thanks to all and internos

Glad thats cleared that up then

Now i wish this thread would disappear into the depths, nothing to see here. lol...

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