I love to have Google Earth always running on one of my desktop monitors and just navigate to random locations.
Not that random: for example, if I am watching TV, or reading a tweet, or consuming any content at all that gets my attention about something somewhere, like the floods in Brazil or in Queensland, I might travel to that somewhere. But I also enjoy finding “wonders” on my own: places that are not in the news, mostly very remote locations, e.g. islands in the Pacific Ocean.
I always snapshot the locations and I’ll share some wonderful pictures, but today I decided to locate the place of the celeb 1908 “Tunguska event”, after reading this:
I found that searching for “Tunguska” in Google Earth results in a location that has nothing to do with the Tunguska blast, whose ground zero coordinates are roughly at
60°55’00″ N, 101°56’56″ E
Just copy/past the coordinates string above to Google Earths’ “fly to” box and it should find the right place.
Above, a 2002 picture of Tunguska’s ground zero, nearly 100 years after the event.