Satellite Images Quiz #3

Guess what is pictured in these satellite images.
All images from the Landsat satellite
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Last updated: March 27, 2018
First submittedJune 6, 2011
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body of water
island
"country"
river
body of water
region
country
island
U.S. state - partial view
island
river delta
country
body of water
island
province
city
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Level 22
Nov 11, 2013
Hawaii is a state, that's the "Big Island"
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Level 72
Nov 14, 2013
The big island is not the official name of it, as evident from your use of quotation marks. The "big island" is, or course, called Hawaii.
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Level 62
Aug 9, 2017
Wait wait wait... it's not Hawaii, it's Hawaii?
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Level 63
Jan 9, 2020
Hawaii is the state, Hawai'i is the island
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Level 69
Aug 10, 2017
Hawaii is both the name of the big island and the US state in its entirety.
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Level 28
Jan 14, 2014
too easy

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Level 32
Feb 5, 2014
I'm from Tasmania! It's a nice place. You should all come and visit me :) haha
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2016
I called at your place and you wouldn't answer the door!
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Level 72
Aug 10, 2017
I'd love to. Appreciate the invite.
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Level 82
May 22, 2014
Yay for Newfoundland. I was trying to guess the province and suddenly I got the answer to another picture. I feel I should've gotten that tiny American river though and perhaps that dusty Middle Eastern country..
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Level 57
Oct 5, 2014
Figure out Scotland just as time ran out. After I keyed in uk first
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Level 38
Oct 7, 2017
Scotland is NOT a country- I kept guessing UK and Ireland. Scotland is a territory NOT a country.
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Level 49
Oct 30, 2017
thats why he wrote 'country' for scotland
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Level 43
Apr 29, 2018
Scotland is very much a country. The sovereign state is the United Kingdom, of which Scotland is a constituent country along with Wales, England and arguably Northern Ireland.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
This website makes everyone think it is not... and becuase it is excluded on the countries of the world (on the basis of not being sovereign) think they have it from an authorative source that it is not a country and people start stating it as fact and defending it like they know it all..
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
Then by the same logic the netherlands shouldnt be a country either (well, more comparable to england, because that is where the UK is ruled from) Because it is a kingdom (the kingdom of the netherlands) and does not only exist of the netherlands..
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Level 17
Jan 23, 2018
i kept putting denmark
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Level 70
Mar 10, 2016
I think that 'Big' by itself should suffice for 'Big Island' (even though Hawaii is shown)
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Level 60
May 10, 2016
Woah, what is going on with that river delta?

Go home Mississippi, you're drunk.

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Level 9
Jun 6, 2016
You need to tweek the Scotland map, there is a bit of Northern Ireland in there and the most northern islands are missing. Oh and as my friend above said Scotland is a country!
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Level 70
Jun 9, 2016
It is sometimes difficult to ask a question without giving away the answer. Most of the jetpunkers doing this quiz work out what is meant by the question without pulling it apart to see if it could mean anything else. Most of us know that 'Scotland' is a country (as is Northern Ireland and England and Wales) but the majority of the region given is clearly Scotland and so is the answer.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
if you read the comments sections regularly , you definitely dont get the impression most know scotland is a country. Like 90% of the comments concerning that subject are that hey arent countries..
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Level 35
Jun 6, 2016
Got all of 'em except Mississippi.
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Level 62
Jun 6, 2016
Lots of North America...
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Level 57
Jun 16, 2017
7/17 are North America. Stop with the nitpicking!
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
you just made the case against yourself 7/17 is A LOT (though I hadnt noticed myself, atleast not bothered by it) It is like saying I didnt drink a lot, just one bottle of whiskey, and a bottle of wine, and 10 beers..

Imagine going to a party and the entire evening nearly half of the numbers is by the same artist. You would definitely think that is a lot ! (well if you dont like that artist, when you love it you obviously cant get enough)

maybe another example works beter (where your opinion doesnt influence thinking it is a lot or not) I dont know, you buy kinder surprise egg and almost half of them you keep getting the same item. Instead of it being random (that is actually what usually happens though haha)

I am sure there are better examples, but I just cant think of them atm haha

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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
Ow wait, I think I have one. (yes this is my creative outlet for the day.. it is late and then my mind gets creative..)

Imagine throwing a little party with your (elementary) school class. And everyone gets to pick out a song. There are eleven kids. The first ten kids get to pick out 1 song, the eleventh kid gets to pick out 7 instead of 1 though (so 7/17 is chosen by that one kid). Feels like a lot doesnt it..

(or maybe in a game, everyone gets one turn but one person gets like half the turns of everyone combined. Like there are 8 of you, everyone gets one turn, but number 8 gets 5 turns.. (5/12 is about the same as 7/17) again, that would feel like a lot I am pretty sure.

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Level 58
Aug 16, 2017
Lots of not North America
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Level 30
Jun 27, 2016
Hint: Canada

Enjoy your life.

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Level 46
Feb 16, 2017
I think having "island" under Hawaii is misleading. Say all you want, but it would be a fairly easier answer if a better clue was given. 60% of people missed it which leads me to believe it was the clue.
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2017
I'm pretty confident that if you said "US State" and it's surrounded by water I think everyone would get it right. Do you want everyone to get every answer or should some be challenging?
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2017
Except that it only shows the island of Hawaii - not the state?
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Level 79
Feb 15, 2019
Hawaii is the name of one of the islands in the state of Hawaii. Missouri is the name of a river in the state of Missouri, Michigan is the name of a lake in the state of Michigan...I don't understand the problem.
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Level 44
Jun 19, 2017
Nice concept! When will be the next time something like this will be released?
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Level 72
Jun 19, 2017
Scotland as a country in quotes? You are asking for trouble with that one Quizmaster.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
I think he was trying to avoid it... but yea, it backfires, cause this way both sides have reason to argue.. playing safe is not always the best option.

(and yes, you could say there are no sides in facts, but people dont seem to care about that haha. apparently there are sides on whether the earth is flat or not aswell..)

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Level 85
Jun 21, 2017
Really hate that area of Argentina, as there seems to be a significant overlap between the correct answer here and the pampas. Maybe accept both?
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Level 60
Jul 21, 2017
The pampas are further north closer to the Brazilian border
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Level 70
Apr 29, 2018
Yo man, that's no reason to hate Patagonia.
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Level 50
Jul 9, 2020
And I had hoped that Tierra del Fuego would work.
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Level 43
Aug 9, 2017
7/12 were in North America, too many I believe, but good quiz though.
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Level 83
Aug 9, 2017
That is not the correct fraction, I'm afraid.
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2018
If you count Hawaii has being in the North American continent.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
Hawaii is usa, usa is north american, it doesnt matter where hawaii itself is located
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2017
Too satellite image-centric.
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Level 36
Nov 11, 2020
Yeah, I agree.
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Level 58
Aug 9, 2017
I've never noticed how much the Cape Cod island(s) looks like the Alien creature before!
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Level 60
Aug 9, 2017
If you really squint your eyes, you can see my place on the Sydney map.
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Level 40
Aug 9, 2017
who got Tassie and shitney
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Level 43
Aug 9, 2017
i have been to tasmania danielhhhhhh!
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Level 46
Aug 10, 2017
Missed Sydney :(
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Level 39
Aug 10, 2017
Accept Masachussetts, Massachussets
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Level 23
Aug 28, 2017
Scotland Isn't a country any more
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Level 78
Nov 29, 2017
Tell that to William Wallace. I DARE you! :-P
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Level 57
Apr 29, 2018
It's a country in a country.
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
what happened?
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Level 59
Jul 31, 2020
The Acts of Union 1707.
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Level 57
Apr 29, 2018
got Sydney on my second guess of that city. My first was Shanghai.
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Level 68
Jun 21, 2018
Strait of Magellan...? Nope, try again.

Tierra del Fuego...? Nope, try again.

Patagonia...? *ding!*

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Level 36
Nov 11, 2020
I tried Cape Horn, then gave up.
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Level 52
Oct 26, 2018
i looked at the Sydney map, thought naw....they already have one Aussie answer... lived there for 10 years, duh!!!!!
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Level 28
Feb 1, 2019
Scotland isn't a country, even though you "quote" it, it doesn't change the fact that it's not a country
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Level 58
Feb 15, 2019
Even though it's officially called a constituent country of the UK by the British Government? It's not a sovereign nation, but the constituent parts of the UK are called countries by convention (and in the case of England and Scotland, for sound historic reasons).
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Level 75
Feb 15, 2019
Even though you say it's not a country, it doesn't change the fact that it is a country
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Level 67
Aug 2, 2019
@micksolo, where do you get your info? quotes do not change anything, but neither do comments, or opinions of single persons (meaning one, I have no idea about his relational status..)
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Level 70
Feb 15, 2019
The clue for Quebec is fine, as in - fair for identification, but it is a bit weird that the image excludes the parts of Quebec that contain 90% or so of its population.
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Level 43
Feb 15, 2019
Wow I got all of them first try except Hawaii which I first tried Oahu lol
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Level 33
Feb 15, 2019
I have no idea how I knew it was Sydney on my first try. I've never even seen it up close on Google Earth or something. Something just instinctively told me it was Sydney lol.
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Level 71
Feb 15, 2019
Same. Except I've been there, but it's not like I was orbiting
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2019
Sydney's my home town. For some reason, I feel like everyone should know that's Sydney.
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Level 82
Jul 3, 2019
If you really look hard you can see the bridge
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2020
I only knew it was sydney because in GeoFS, this online flight simulator, this guy is the air traffic controller there a lot so I fly there a lot. I end up getting really familiar with the map
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Level 51
Jul 9, 2020
If you look closely in the bay you can see where the land was extended to make way for runway 16L/34R and runway 16R/34L.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2019
100%. Being from Sydney made that satellite image stand out crazy.
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Level 50
Oct 21, 2020
Got 100%, but took awhile trying to get Sydney. I tried guessing random cities on an east coast until I eventually got Sydney.