Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Satellite image of the Philippines

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Satellite image of the Philippines[edit]

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Original – A satellite image of the Philippines as seen in March 2002.
Reason
High EV as lead image also good quality of the image also a good view of the Philippines from space
Articles in which this image appears
Outline of the Philippines
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking back
Creator
Hautala
  • Support as nominator --Mediran talk|contribs 02:03, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Question What are the red outlines (mostly squares, sometimes rectangles) visible when at full size scattered throughout the islands? I have seen them before in satellite imagery. If it is possible to have the image without those outlines, I would support. Also, I doubt Hautala was the creator. The uploader, maybe, but proper credit needs to be given to the owner of the satellite that took the pic. --WingtipvorteX PTT 20:03, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
    • As per the NASA source page, they represent 'thermal anomalies': probably fires or volcanoes, for example. 109.148.135.64 (talk) 22:25, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
      • As 109.148.135.64 said, those red dots indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. Those anomaly are fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly more likely a volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano named Mount Ragang. And Hautala was the uploader of the image on commons but the image was from NASA. Mediran talk 00:30, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I guess I would have known that if I'd read the image description. Silly me. --WingtipvorteX PTT 15:09, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
For completeness, it seems that FPC is divided with regards thermal anomalies: this nomination was opposed until the red outline was removed, but this one passed almost without comment. I suppose that it is to do with the encyclopaedic reason for the image. In my opinion, given that the fires here are sparse and not of value to the image, I think it detracts from the nomination. 31.53.44.76 (talk) 23:53, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose Too soft (out of focus), compared to other featured pictures of this genre. Dusty777 02:42, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose agree with Dusty and the red boxes aren't helping either. Pine 08:24, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose per Dusty and Pine. If the thermal anomalies boxes were removed, I would likely weakly support this nom. --WingtipvorteX PTT 15:09, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The terminator passing through the area at the time of this photograph is distracting. Spikebrennan (talk) 15:13, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Makeemlighter (talk) 23:07, 9 September 2012 (UTC)