On Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:31:28 AM UTC-7, Jordan9021 wrote:
I don't believe in the "hollow earth" idea, but I do believe there might be an opening of some sorts there, and it is strange to me that you can zoom in almost anywhere else on the planet, and see the weather data from anywhere else on the planet, yet this area does not allow you to zoom in to see more detail, and for me, it has a glitched out section for the weather.
Not strange, but a result of trying to make fixed width satellite photos fit on a spherical surface. It's the other side of the problem where you take a spherical surface and try to make it flat. Geographers have been wresting with this problem for years and you will notice that no flat map can turn the spherical surface of the earth into an undistorted representation. See this page.
An additional problem is that most weather satellites orbit over the equator which makes polar imagery very poorly represented.