Frankfurt Plane Shadows

Tuesday, 25th April 2006 by

Until recently only visible in Google Earth, Maps users too can now see this super-cool sequence of aeroplane shadows above Germany's largest airport, Frankfurt International.

The first one is the best I think, but it's great how the shadow from the plane (which has been captured multiple times) fades out as the aircraft climbs higher.

Weirdly, just the first shadow has had its plane erased by the image-blending process, while the second, third and fourth planes can still be seen.

Much of Germany is now covered in excellent high-resolution imagery, so I'm sure we'll have lots more good German sightings!

Thanks to Dominik Freitag, Sven Becker, Martin, Philipp Frey, Urs, Giovanni, andr3as and XF.