Added 1 new A* page:All kinds of funny things sometimes get in the way of the cameras Google uses for their Google Maps project--ever wonder what happens when an aircraft happens to fly past just as the satellite is taking a photo? IT TURNS INTO A RAINBOW. Or more specifically, an airplane-shaped rainbow. Like here over the Novatec facility near Baltimore, or here outside of Charlotte, or even over Brooklyn, NY.|
According to this page, the colors come from the camera shooting the different color filters in quick succession, rather than all at once. On Twitter this was referred to as a "sequential color frame camera," and there was some speculation on whether the rainbow effect might also show up on particularly fast-moving cars or high-flying unicorns.