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San Francisco To Paris In Two Minutes

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

Amazing time lapse video complete with the Aurora Borealis. Who doesn`t have time for a 2 minute flight to Paris?

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San Francisco To Paris In Two Minutes . Amazing time lapse video complete with the Aurora Borealis. Who doesn`t have time for a 2 minute flight to Paris?
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Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1121 Posts
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:27:35 AM
Unless you live in Canada, you don't get to call fakes on the northern lights.

Canada or Greenland. Southern warm-weathered posers.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11783 Posts
Sunday, April 10, 2011 9:41:49 AM
As for the latitude, I've spent many winter evenings in southern Labrador (NE Canada), way south of that flightpath, and the aurora literally filled the sky in all directions. That`s relatively close to the Magnetic North Pole (which shifts, very different to the "true" north pole).

I`m calling no shenanigans.

vulture19
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 224 Posts
Sunday, April 10, 2011 4:58:18 AM
Here is the path of a non-stop SFO-PAR flight. (It's actually the same flight)

This is about as north as that flight got

The aurora extended about a third of the way to the horizon. At best the flight was at 66°N.

The lights seem pretty far south. My trig is good, but too many assumptions need to be made to figure this one out.

RobSwindol
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2372 Posts
Sunday, April 10, 2011 4:37:50 AM
The video image must have been reversed.

As it is shown, the camera is facing out of the starboard side of the plane, which would happen to be the southern facing side on this particular flight. But the camera would have to be facing north to see the Aurora Borealis.

Handsompod
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1105 Posts
Sunday, April 10, 2011 4:02:27 AM
@vulture19, if you're at the north pole isn`t everywhere south?

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