Whole Earth photos with the Philippine archipelago
November 30, 2007 9:12pm CST
The image attached to this discussion (it's also the icon I use) is the only photograph of the Earth as a whole that I've managed to find that shows the Philippines (or at least part of it). Most of the archipelago is hidden in the reflection of the Sun from the sea. I'd like to know if there are other photos of the Earth out there that shows a better picture of the Philippines, or Southeast Asia in general. So, far, this is the best that shows the whole Earth. I've seen another, better one, but the country is hidden underneath clouds.
11 Dec 07
That's one way to see things, but actually, the Philippine archipelago is quite sizable. If it's not for the reflection of the sun in the photo of the earth (in my icon), the country would have been clearly visible. I have the large file and the outlines are fairly clear with northern Luzon quite green and distinct. You can also distinguish the landforms of countries like China, and Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. There's also Japan in the Northwest section of the picture. The other photograph I was talking about shows the country covered wholly by a large typhoon.