The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
Here on Two Tree Island, England, our submitter has actually managed to spot an individual person, flying a radio controlled aeroplane! The plane is easy enough to see, and the person is identifiable by the person-shaped shadow extending north. With…
Tuesday, 7th February 2006
Oh no! It appears that this pair of gliders have collided in mid-air near the London Gliding Club! Presumably there were no survivors. Thanks to Bryan Robson.
Thursday, 2nd February 2006
I don’t really know what to say… this certainly does look like a giant flying frog over Chicago. Any Chicagoans out there with some sort of clue about this floating amphibian? Thanks to J Hamsa.
Wednesday, 1st February 2006
Crazy, but there appears to be a biplane, complete with runway, on the roof of 77 Water Street, NY. So what’s it doing there? NYC Architecture says that it’s a a full-size model of a WWI Sopwith Camel, designed by…
Tuesday, 31st January 2006
This is a rather cool glider flying over Over, near Cambridge in England. Presumably it’s part of the Cambridge Gliding Club, so here’s some photos taken from what could well be the same glider. Thanks to Mathieu.
Monday, 30th January 2006
Dover Airforce Base is home to the 436th Airlift Wing which flies 28 Lockheed C5 Galaxies, and absolutely monstrous aircraft which can fit a full eight-lane bowling alley in its cargo deck. I can only count 21 22, including the…
Monday, 23rd January 2006
Previously on Google Sightseeing
Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…
Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…