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Intl. Waters : Pacific Ocean

384.0 km (238.5 miles) WSW of Howland Island (US), Pacific Ocean, Intl. Waters
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 0° 0°

Accuracy: 10.9 km (6.8 mi)
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#2: 156 meters horizontally from confluence #3: Just prior to photo #1 #4: Just prior to photo #2

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#1: 138 meters from confluence - Emap needs a faster update rate!

(visited by Shawn Fleming)

02-May-2003 -- While on a recent flight to test new ring laser gyro inertial navigation units, I spent 2.5 hours in the vicinity of the equator and international date line to ensure that our system would function properly as we made multiple N-S, S-N, E-W, and W-E hemisphere crossings.

I figured this confluence would be a unique one to capture since it's pretty remote and very difficult to get close to. I brought my Garmin E-map along and managed to take a few pictures as I crossed the confluence. Considering that I was traveling at 238 m/s and the E-map updates at 1HZ, I was lucky to get a shot within 138 meters of the confluence.

It was a beautiful day above the ocean with great cloud patterns.


 All pictures
#1: 138 meters from confluence - Emap needs a faster update rate!
#2: 156 meters horizontally from confluence
#3: Just prior to photo #1
#4: Just prior to photo #2
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
Oakland / NADI FIR, International Airspace