Fun Stuff

When a Plane Flies Through a Google Maps Satellite Image

Google Map of Hyde Park, Chicago

Google Map of Hyde Park, Chicago

Let’s see: it’s taken from a satellite, we can see 4 images of the plane which means that the shutter snapped 4 times (or the image sensor sampled 4 times?), assuming the plane is cruising at about 150mph (landing speed), who can calculate the shutter speed used to capture this shot?

Click on the image for a snapshot of the actual Google Maps screen or, if you want to see it live (unless Google updates the picture) visit: Google Maps.

source the Atlantic