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A 'Star' over Amsterdam seen on Google Map

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Friday, November 24, 2006
16 years ago6,671 views

This interesting looking star can be found here:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&ll=52.511184,4.949695&spn=0.001962,0.004104&t=k&iwloc=A

One of the newest comments at Digg states the following:
"It's a solar panel directly reflecting light back into the lens."

More comments via http://www.digg.com/software/Seen_on_Google_Map_A_Star_over_Amsterdam

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

There was the same thing some month ago, Digg users were sure that it was an explosion (& collapse) of a building, but it was just a big reflect ;)

However, it looks really beautiful ;)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

it really is..
Digg users has a tremendous ability of spotting things, eh?

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Why does the image go black at places it should be white?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=53+05%2733+N,005+23%2726+E+(Hiddum-Houw+Nuon+V39+500kW)&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=53.092359,5.390714&spn=0.001239,0.00339&t=k&om=1
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=53+05%2737+N,005+23%2752+E+(Hiddum-Houw+Nuon+V39+500kW)&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=53.093589,5.397728&spn=0.001239,0.00339&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=52+34%2702+N,005+34%2720+E+(Clerck+De+V47-2+660kW)&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=52.567118,5.572477&spn=0.001254,0.00339&t=k&om=1
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=53+24%2733+N,006+30%2709+E+(Steijn+V47-2+660kW)&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=53.4093,6.50282&spn=0.00123,0.00339&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=52+31%2702+N,005+47%2753+E+(Hondtocht+Loc.+6+V66+1.75MW)&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=19&ll=52.517169,5.798075&spn=0.001255,0.00339&t=k

Hmm, it looks even stranger. Integer overflow? ;)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I was talking about this picture:
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=355+Templeton+Ave,+Winnipeg,+MB&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=18&ll=49.878905,-97.146124&spn=0.00149,0.006765&t=k&iwloc=addr

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

wow..
Tom, it looks like an angel or something..rising above the land..

cool :)

eagle1792 [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Same kind of picture here :
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Soissons,+France&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=49.38115,3.327044&spn=0.002267,0.006748&t=k&om=1
:)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

lol..
this one looks like four people standing next to each other..
they even got shoes and hands :P

(im impressed by my imagination :P)

James Collins [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

It's a sign from God! Like Jesus' face appearing on a grilled cheese sandwich.

Hallelujah!

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

whatever dude :)

Jason Sakraf [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=51.512108,-0.444646&spn=0.002304,0.005418&t=k&om=1

Maybe this is the same, but with a bit less distortion. Probably satellites have their limitations too :)

terry bullion [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

it does look like an angel rising. wow.

Michel Rijnders [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I have to look for the url again, but there was a dutch blogger that went to see what was there. It seemed it is a reflection on a roofwindow of a church. Looking up another spot like that didn't show a church.. so it's no religious refelection ;-)

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