Jawa Timur difoto NASA
Para traveler, pasti jago urusan geografi dan lokasi destinasi. Badan astronomi AS, NASA mengajak tebak-tebakan foto satelit. Orang-orang yakin itu foto Jepang, Yunani bahkan Hong Kong. Padahal jawabannya adalah Jawa Timur.
Setiap bulan, NASA melalui situs resminya membuat tebak-tebakan foto satelit. Pengunjung situs NASA diminta menebak ini foto destinasi di mana. Tidak ada hadiahnya memang, tapi untuk seru-seruan saja dan itu pun ramai komentar.
Seperti dilihat detikTravel dari situs NASA, Senin (1/6/2015) untuk bulan Mei kemarin mereka melansir tebak-tebakan bulanan bertajuk May Puzzler pada 26 Mei 2015 kemarin. Gambar yang harus ditebak adalah sebuah foto satelit Planet Bumi di malam hari, ada sebuah daratan memanjang ke bagian atas foto dengan lengkung Bumi di ujung atas foto.
Pertanyaannya adalah, "What part of the world we are looking at?" Nah, semua orang dipersilakan menggunakan kolom komentar untuk menjawab tebak-tebakan itu. Ternyata, reaksi orang-orang di seluruh dunia sungguh beragam.
"Itu Jepang, dilihat dari barat daya International Space Station. Kota yang sangat terang itu Osaka. Cahaya kecil sangat terang di atas kiri gambar adalah petir dari sebuah topan," kata Kathy B dengan yakin
Fasolka Szpagatowa punya jawaban berbeda. "Ini Yunani, Kota Kalamata dan Teluk Messinia. Fotonya dibuat dari arah Utara ke Selatan," kata dia.
Bahkan ada yang menebak ini adalah Hong Kong difoto ke arah selatan. Cahaya di sisi kiri adalah perahu nelayan, yang gelap di kanan adalah gunung, begitu kata user bernama James. Sedangkan Antfaber punya pendapat berbeda.
"Saya tebak ini Berlin. Yang gelap itu bekas Berlin Timur, yang terang bekas Berlin Barat," kata dia.
Apa jawaban yang benar? Rupanya ada yang berhasil menjawab dengan tepat seperti John Radford.
"Ini Jawa Timur ke arah Surabaya sampai Bali dan pulau yang lebih jauh. Cahaya-cahaya di Laut Jawa itu kapal nelayan. Yang terang sendiri di atas foto sebelah kiri itu pasti Makassar. Cahaya putih di kiri itu mungkin petir di Sulawesi Barat. Semua lanskap ini adalah deretan gunung berapi," kata dia dengan penjelasan komplit.
NASA pun memberikan jawabannya pada Sabtu (30/5) kemarin melalui kanal Image of The Day. Dengan judul foto Just Another Night Over Java, NASA menjelaskan ini adalah foto Jawa Timur. Foto diambil oleh astronot dari tim Expedition 42 di International Space Station.
Cahaya paling terang adalah Surabaya. Area gelap berbentuk lingkaran-lingkaran adalah jejeran gunung berapi Jawa Timur, dimana tidak ada banyak lampu di sana. Lampu di lautan adalah perahu nelayan, cahaya putih di sisi kiri foto adalah benar cahaya petir.
"Selamat untuk John Redford yang pertama menjawab benar tebakan ini," kata NASA.
Penulis : Fitraya Ramadhanny
Sumber : travel.detik.com, Senin, 01 Juni 2015 19:06 WIB.
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44 Responses to “May Puzzler”
Fritz G says:
May 26, 2015 at 6:41 pm
I’m guessing this is Seoul, South Korea, and the darkness to the north is North Korea.
Kathy B. says:
May 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Japan, viewed looking southwest from the International Space Station. The brightly lit city is Osaka. The small very brightly lit area at the upper left side of the image is lightning from a typhoon (Typhoon Dolphin?). The scattered lights in the lower left side of the image are fishing vessels.
geof giles says:
May 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm
harbor at St. Barts, because you would never guess there was so much light at nite
John Radford says:
May 26, 2015 at 8:38 pm
It is East Java looking across Surabaya towards Bali and further islands. The numerous lights in the Java Sea must be mostly fishing boats though the cluster dead center may be partly Pulau Kangean lights. The yellowish isolated light about 3/4 of the way up and left of center must be Makassar. The white flash to its left probably is lightning strike onto West Sulawesi proper. The entire landscape is volcanic in origin, Indonesia being the most vocanically active country in the world, at the junction of 4 tectonic plates.
June 16, 2015 at 9:39 am
I completely agree with you, it is interesting to note the circular dark features on the right showing how craters (Mount WIlis, Mount Butak,Mount Bromo and many others) have been poorly settled, obviously. This image has been acquired with a standard camera (Reflex) by the ISS.
Kenneth Fox says:
May 27, 2015 at 8:01 am
Is this Chicago and the surrounding urban sprawl around Lake Michigan?
June 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm
I agree. The photo is probably taken by the MODIS instrument on the TERRA satellite.
June 16, 2015 at 9:20 am
It cannot be a satellite image because you can see the curvature. It is taken with a digital camera from ISS I guess.
But regarding thr location…too difficult!
May 27, 2015 at 11:06 am
sono interessato come amante di astronomia, avendo anche un telescopio e avendo scritto un libro a 19 anni di età sul sistema solare e intergalattico, di ricevere molte notizie riguardo alle ricerche NASA
May 28, 2015 at 1:00 am
This is the eastern end of Java, Indonesia, looking east. Surabaya is the bright city in the foreground, Bali and Lombok can be seen at the centre right, and the lights from many fishing boats can be seen on the left side of the picture.
carla wood says:
May 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm
I’m going with Belgium.
Madhur jain says:
May 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm
it is Tokyo -japan with fishing boats and the island of mount mihara.
Shrikant Saini says:
May 28, 2015 at 1:31 pm
According To Me Its England And Near About Places.
Miles Saunders says:
May 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Surabaya, East Java is the bright city. Looking East to Bali. ( the first island) The far city before the horizon brightens is Makassar, Indonesia with Fishing boat lights in the Java Sea filling most of the left half of the image, and of course lightning over the Makassar Strait.
May 28, 2015 at 1:44 pm
could be either Australia and Filipine Islands or……southern east Europe….Greek Islands??
May 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm
Java, around the city of Surabaya. The image was taken from aboard the ISS flying in WSW direction, approximately around 4am local time on May 22nd, with a commercial camera recording visible light.
Connected lights show the settlements which surround the volcanoes in the region. The singled lights in the central and left area are fishing boats which lure fish to the surface with floodlight. On the far left is lightning. The curvy light at the top of the image is the atmosphere reflecting light from sundawn over the pacific.
May 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm
ESE* not WSW
May 29, 2015 at 1:30 am
Wow! You must be either working for nasa, or associated with their space station or satellite some how -study/employment. If not you are truely a die hard fan and genius
May 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm
ESE* not WSW in my previous comment.
Niels de Jong says:
May 28, 2015 at 2:19 pm
Thatvis Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia looking east towards Bali and Lombok.
May 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm
like United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Angelika Leupelt says:
May 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm
Its Java, the dark patterns are the Vulcanos like a chain, the yellow lights are fires from rhoding the Rainforest . The Lightning on the far left is from maybe a Hurricane. The shape of the shorelines are defenetly Java. The light spot between the 2 half-islands is Surabaya.
Fasolka Szpagatowa says:
May 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm
It is Greece. Kalamata City and Messinian Bay. Picture made from North to South.
May 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Hong Kong looking south. Lights to left are fishing vessels, to right mountains. Glow at top from atmosphere on edge of space. Can see a lightning strike off on left.
Dony Kushardono says:
May 28, 2015 at 6:22 pm
Surabaya East Java, Denpasar Bali, Mataram Lombok & fishing boats in Java Sea
Emma Ortiz says:
May 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm
Is Surabaya, East Java!!!
May 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm
I’m guessing Berlin. Dark is former East Berlin, Light is former West Berlin.
Rob Mack says:
May 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm
it is definitely Surabaya on the Indonesion island of java. You have fishing boats all around which are the specks in the darkness. It’s probably a Landsat image taking in visible light. The unusual light in the top left corner is probably lighting occuring in high altitude volcanic ash.
dony kushardono says:
May 28, 2015 at 9:30 pm
That is the light in Surabaya City and Malang City in East Java, behind there is Denpasar Bali and Mataram Lombok island, the left side is the light from the fishermen in the Java Sea and the Strait of Makassar, the lights in the city of Samarinda – Borneo and Makassar City in Celebes, and white light is Palu Celebes.
Rob Mack says:
May 28, 2015 at 9:42 pm
it is definitely Surabaya on the Indonesion island of java. You have fishing boats all around which are the specks in the darkness. It’s probably a Landsat image taking in visible light. The unusual light in the top left corner is probably lighting occuring in high altitude volcanic ash. Since the image is oriented to the east, the orange color in the far distance is sunrise.
ahmed mostafa says:
May 29, 2015 at 2:01 am
It’s mecca in saudia Arabia
May 29, 2015 at 2:02 am
Is this Chicago and lake?
May 29, 2015 at 3:17 am
This is Java. If the satellite moves straight from the point the picture has been taken then it will head to the Australian continent. So my final conclusion is Java.
May 29, 2015 at 4:04 am
Papua new guinea and the surrounding islands………
May 29, 2015 at 4:07 am
I am guessing it as Papua New Guinea and the surrounding islands….
May 29, 2015 at 4:09 am
I am guessing it as Papua New Guinea and the surrounding islands facing south towards Australia……..
Danimal Mcgee says:
May 29, 2015 at 6:00 am
Michael Klyne says:
May 29, 2015 at 9:42 am
I am going to say it is Bangkok looking over the Gulf Of Thailand with the Philippines over to the left and a really nice lightning storm over the South China Sea …maybe.
Juan Bello says:
May 29, 2015 at 11:55 am
Surabaya, at Jawa Timur – Indonesia.
May 29, 2015 at 12:44 pm
Looks like Gulf of Finland and St. Petersburg (bright lights in the foreground). View is looking west toward the daylight portion sky. With the lights of Stockholm and Sweden in the background.
Anton Tri Sutrisno says:
May 31, 2015 at 9:39 pm
That’s in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.
June 1, 2015 at 1:05 am
Surabaya, Indonesia with Bali the closest island. Lots of ships and other seagoing vessels.
June 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm
I am from Indonesia. And i just realize it east java like you all said, after i rotate the picture 90 degree clockwise. What an amazing picture from above. Thanks for sharing. I can see East Java, Madura island, Bali island, and Lombok island in a different perspective like this… ^^
June 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm
Definitely Surabaya, east java-Indonesia
That is my hometown
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