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Old 04-16-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: MN
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So, how far can you see your skyline.

I know coming into Chicago, one can see the skyline from a LONG ways out. Not too sure how far, but we drove for miles before we were actually there. Probably because of the clear skies and flat topography.

I can see the Minneapolis skyline from my hometown, which is 25 miles as the crow flies.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I can see Minneapolis' skyline clearly from Plymouth, about 15 miles away.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Some people have claimed to be able to see Chicago skyline from southwest Michigan acrost the Lake. I have my doubts, but yet ive heard the claim.
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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So much depends on the topography and the foliage of an area. In areas where it's flat and prairie, you can see for miles. In other areas that are hilly and wooded, the skylines sometimes come in and out depending on your specfic vantage point, viewing angles and obstructions like trees.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:14 AM
 
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Some people have claimed to be able to see Chicago skyline from southwest Michigan acrost the Lake. I have my doubts, but yet ive heard the claim.
its true. i've actually seen a pic of it across the lake. here's a couple of links.
http://www.pbase.com/image/34534484
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctm_800/3417439088/ (broken link)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lapstrake/2511441230/ (broken link) (really tiny in this one. enlarge the pic and you'll see it more clearly)

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Old 04-17-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: MN
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its true. i've actually seen a pic of it across the lake. here's a couple of links.
Chicago Skyline from Warren Dunes Across Lake Michigan photo - tzphotos.com photos at pbase.com
Chicago Skyline...From 50 miles Away...Across Lake Michigan on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ctm_800/3417439088/ - broken link)
Across Lake Michigan on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lapstrake/2511441230/ - broken link) (really tiny in this one. enlarge the pic and you'll see it more clearly)

That's incredible.

I wonder how far away you can see NYC?!?!?

Anybody have any examples???
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Not too far I think. We don't have a tall skyline.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I've seen it from Bear Mtn, 45 miles away
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/...c17f4b72_b.jpg

I'm not sure what the limit on Long Island is.

I saw an oldish photo (pre 9-11) of the NYC skyline from something like 40 miles out in the ocean. Coo pic, I'll have to try harder to find and link it.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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You can see the Knoxville skyline from the smoky mountains, about 45 miles away. It helps if you have binoculars.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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I've seen it from Bear Mtn, 45 miles away
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/...c17f4b72_b.jpg

I'm not sure what the limit on Long Island is.

I saw an oldish photo (pre 9-11) of the NYC skyline from something like 40 miles out in the ocean. Coo pic, I'll have to try harder to find and link it.
nice one! ive never seen it from their before
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