Plane Caught Mid-Flight On Google Maps

Aug 24, 2012 • 8:04 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day

Plane Caught Mid-Flight On Google Maps

The Google Maps team shared a picture captured by Google Maps satellites of a plane flying through the sky above houses. The picture was taken over Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia probably near the airport.

This is a rare image of Google Maps capturing an airplane during flight through its satellite imagery.

You can see this on the maps by clicking over here.

Google Maps shared this on Google+.

This post is part of our daily Search Photo of the Day column, where we find fun and interesting photos related to the search industry and share them with our readers.

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08/24/2012 12:25 pm

This is not as rare as you might think. Still cool tho

Barry Schwartz

08/24/2012 12:27 pm

Rare enough. :)


08/24/2012 04:06 pm

where is the shadow of the plane ? #Fake


08/24/2012 04:17 pm

I think it's fake. Rotating the map magically makes it disappear and the branding on that plane just so happens to be perfectly clear. Maybe a publicity stunt I think.


08/24/2012 11:06 pm

They don't take the same image to rotate it. They do have to wait for the satellite to get into the right spot.

Ronnie's Mustache

08/25/2012 03:48 pm

Why do all the houses have tennis courts taking up the entire backyard? heh!

Martin Morland

09/05/2012 06:44 pm

now that is a stupid ass comment.. did u notice the way the shadows from the trees points in that picture? they all point south.. since the plane obviously is alot higher the shadow from it will be alot more south then u could see.. next time, have a moment to think before opening ure mouth :)))


09/06/2012 07:41 pm

Pics or it didn't happen.


09/07/2012 11:02 pm

I like nice people like you... you always answer like that to people ? I wouldn't be part of your family. Are you happy in life ?


10/08/2012 09:56 pm

A stupid question deserves a supercilious response. You got that for which you asked.


12/30/2012 04:25 am

I'm not saying it's fake but when I load the map the houses and everything show and then a short time later the plane is "overlayed' perhaps? :o)


04/20/2013 03:02 pm

Go on Google Maps and go to Bagshot, United Kingdom. On the north edge of the town you can find a British Airways plane in mid-flight.

Mark Duffin

11/06/2013 02:03 pm

I have seen two in London, one on the north east corner of Russel Square and the 2nd is over the railway junction just south of seven sisters station

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