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Great misterB 2006-02-12 17:20

I've seen this sort of thing before, and it's actually the shadow of the plane's vapour trail being cast onto the atmosphere infront of it. When I saw it, it was a bit scary, as there was a "black vapour trail" in front of the plane moving at the same speed, and it was only when I spoke to a retired pilot did I realise what I had seen. Quite a cool shot.

Old 02-13-2006, 01:35 AM
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Very interesting Alex, but I think I actually get it!

The vapour trail is shadowing a layer of thin clouds that covers lower ground than the airliner, and the sun needs to be in the exact right angle to make the plane follow the trail exactly from my POV - cool! (if I got it right...).

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Old 02-13-2006, 01:59 AM
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You've got it right, it's a case of being in the right place at the right time - EXACTLY the right place!
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