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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 2:07 AM
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Canadian Cities from Space

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been posting magnificent photos of Canadian cities to his twitter the past couple of days. If you haven't seen them, here are a few...

Source: https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield

Edmonton:


Calgary:


Winnipeg:


Toronto:


Golden Horseshoe:


Ottawa:


Montreal:


Quebec City:


Halifax:


St. John's
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 3:42 AM
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Calgary's, Winnipeg's, and Quebec City's are all on their sides turned 90 degrees to the right. The Halifax one is completely upside down
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 3:49 AM
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Same with Edmonton.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 4:22 AM
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St. John's is turned 90 degrees to the right as well.. Silly planet, why didn't you cooperate with the astronaut??

Still though, they are magnificent pictures!
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 4:28 AM
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Anyone notice that St. Johns google earth imagery is from october? that is waaaayyy more recent than Toronto's current August 2009 imagery.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 4:33 AM
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Before it was updated recently, the most recent St. John's imagery was from 2006. Maybe they try to update it every six years? But for a major city like Toronto I would imagine they would try to maintain more recent imagery.. weird.

If Toronto was located south of the border, I bet it would have up to date imagery
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 4:35 AM
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before the 2009 imagery they were using march 2005, so I guess it will be updated this summer if you are running the 4 year schedule like last time. (but the oldest imagery is 2002, only a 3 year gap, so I don't know)
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No Vancouver?
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whats golden horse shoe?
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2013, 9:25 AM
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No Vancouver?
No Vancouver probably because it's been covered in cloud for so long.

In the St. John's picture north is at the top right corner, I think similar to Halifax.
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whats golden horse shoe?
That image should just say Hamilton as it doesn't show the entire Horseshoe.

A: The Golden Horseshoe is a subregion of Southern Ontario, Canada which lies at the western end of Lake Ontario with outer boundaries stretching south to Lake Erie and north to Georgian Bay. The region is densely populated and industrialized. Most of it is also part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Quebec City–Windsor Corridor and the Great Lakes Megalopolis. With a population of 8.76 million people in 2011, the Golden Horseshoe makes up over 26% of the population of Canada and contains more than 68% of Ontario's population,[1][not in citation given] making it one of the largest population concentrations in North America. Although it is a geographically named sub-region of Southern Ontario, the Greater Golden Horseshoe is also used today to describe the metropolitan region that stretches across the area in totality, including smaller centres outside of the core region.

The core of the region starts from Niagara Falls at the eastern end of the Niagara Peninsula and extends west, wrapping around the western end of Lake Ontario at Hamilton and then turning northeast to its anchor city Toronto (on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario), before finally terminating at Oshawa, just east of Toronto. The wider region spreads inland in all directions away from the Lake Ontario shoreline, southwest to Brantford, west to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, north to Barrie, and northeast to Peterborough. The whole region's area covers approximately 33,500 km2 (13,000 sq mi), out of this, 7,300 km2 (2,800 sq mi) or approximately 22% of the area is covered by the environmentally protected Greenbelt.(wiki)
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Here is the St. John's one, cropped (from the airport at Torbay in the north to the City of Mount Pearl in the south) and accurately positioned with the top being North:

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That image should just say Hamilton as it doesn't show the entire Horseshoe.

A: The Golden Horseshoe is a subregion of Southern Ontario, Canada which lies at the western end of Lake Ontario with outer boundaries stretching south to Lake Erie and north to Georgian Bay. The region is densely populated and industrialized. Most of it is also part of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Quebec City–Windsor Corridor and the Great Lakes Megalopolis. With a population of 8.76 million people in 2011, the Golden Horseshoe makes up over 26% of the population of Canada and contains more than 68% of Ontario's population,[1][not in citation given] making it one of the largest population concentrations in North America. Although it is a geographically named sub-region of Southern Ontario, the Greater Golden Horseshoe is also used today to describe the metropolitan region that stretches across the area in totality, including smaller centres outside of the core region.

The core of the region starts from Niagara Falls at the eastern end of the Niagara Peninsula and extends west, wrapping around the western end of Lake Ontario at Hamilton and then turning northeast to its anchor city Toronto (on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario), before finally terminating at Oshawa, just east of Toronto. The wider region spreads inland in all directions away from the Lake Ontario shoreline, southwest to Brantford, west to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, north to Barrie, and northeast to Peterborough. The whole region's area covers approximately 33,500 km2 (13,000 sq mi), out of this, 7,300 km2 (2,800 sq mi) or approximately 22% of the area is covered by the environmentally protected Greenbelt.(wiki)
The wikipedia map shows the Golden Horseshoe (orange) and "Greater Golden Horseshoe" (green - nobody in K-W would consider themselves part of the former).

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My stupid internet at work isn't cooperating, but Commander Hadfield also posted pictures of Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge, so if somebody could upload and post those they're here:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadf...4401518595?p=v
https://mobile.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadf...3623200768?p=v
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Saint John, N.B.

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The wikipedia map shows the Golden Horseshoe (orange) and "Greater Golden Horseshoe" (green - nobody in K-W would consider themselves part of the former).


But they are like it or not.
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Saint John, N.B.
Such a cool location for a city. I'd definitely build one there if I spied a similar terrain browsing Minecraft for a site, ha!
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I don't know if this has been posted, but for anyone that hasn't seen it, here's a neat little site that shows you where the ISS is passing over. You can't see the view from the station (no camera) but it shows the Station's groundpoint on Earth and a Google Maps view of what the astronauts see.

http://iss.astroviewer.net/index2.php

Looks like it passed over Northwest Ontario, Central Quebec, and Labrador already today, and currently cruising over the Mediterranean.
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My stupid internet at work isn't cooperating, but Commander Hadfield also posted pictures of Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge, so if somebody could upload and post those they're here:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadf...4401518595?p=v
https://mobile.twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadf...3623200768?p=v
My internet decided to start working so here they are.

Kitchener-Waterloo:



Cambridge:

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Golden Horseshoe:
Pretty cool you can see the outline of the Niagara Escarpment from space.
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